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INDIANAPOLIS — An employee of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works has been identified as the man who was killed in an early Friday morning crash on I-465.

Indiana State Police say 29-year-old Dustin Gilmer and his aide dog were killed around 1 a.m. on Indy’s west side, after his van ran off the right side of the interstate, then came back across all four lanes and crashed into the concrete median divider.

Indy DPW Director Dan Parker released the following statement:

It is with a heavy heart I share the news that Dustin Gilmer, DPW Employee and Office of Disability Affairs Manager, has passed. Early this morning, Dustin was involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-465 and did not survive. His aide and faithful canine companion, Carver, also perished in the accident.

Those who knew Dustin will remember him for his incredible personality, his infectious attitude, and his commitment to making Indianapolis a better place. He joined the city’s Office of Disability Affairs as an intern in 2015 and officially joined the team as a project manager one year later. Since then, he worked diligently to connect Indianapolis citizens with disabilities to city services and resources to improve their quality of life. As a proud Ball State Alumni, he was dedicated to his work, driven in his community partnerships, and truly never met an obstacle he couldn’t surpass. Dustin loved this city, his Indianapolis Colts, and everyone he met. Our department, and our community, are better places because of him. We are grateful for his and Carver’s service to the city of Indianapolis and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones.

Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of the crash, but do not believe alcohol was involved.