Greencastle man, 62, killed in I-70 accident near Plainfield

Sunday, August 16, 2015

PLAINFIELD -- The driver killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover crash has been identified as 62-year-old Bruce Stuart of Greencastle, Indiana State Police announced Saturday.

At approximately 1:08 p.m. Wednesday the Indiana State Police responded to a call of an inverted vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound at the 65.2-mile marker near Plainfield.

Trooper Jon Myers arrived on the scene shortly after the 911 call and found an inverted vehicle down an embankment and partially submerged in water.

Bystanders had stopped to help and were working to pull the driver, identified Saturday as Stuart, out of the vehicle.

The driver was unconscious and not breathing, still seat-belted in the vehicle. Efforts by first responders to revive Stuart were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police said just before the crash, a concerned driver had called 911 to report this vehicle as driving all over the roadway on I-70 in Putnam County. Police were responding to the area but were unable to get to the vehicle before it crashed.

Authorities said marks on the roadway indicate the vehicle first ran off the roadway to the left side and then swerved back across both lanes and into the ditch on the right side of the roadway.

The fatality was a single-vehicle crash and Stuart was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Dave Cox assisted at the scene, along with personnel from the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department, Plainfield Fire Department and the Hendricks County Coroner's office.

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