Driver in SUV rollover crash dies at Indianapolis hospital

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FILLMORE -- A Kentucky man died early Wednesday after being airlifted to Indianapolis following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Putnam County.

Indiana State Police at Putnamville said Ronald O'Neal, 76, Lawrenceburg, Ky., succumbed to his injuries early Wednesday morning at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

At around noon Tuesday, emergency agencies were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on County Road 750 East, north of Rangeline Road, in Marion Township.

Responders from the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene first, finding an SUV inverted with a male driver unresponsive and still in the vehicle. They removed the man from the vehicle and began CPR.

Putnam County Operation Life transported O'Neal to Putnam County Hospital, where he was later flown by Lifeline to Methodist Hospital with internal injuries.

Indiana State Trooper Michael Wood reported that the SUV was northbound on 750 East when, for reasons unknown, the vehicle left the roadway on the west side and entered a field.

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