One male was killed this morning when a Ford F-150 crashed and burned up on State Road 60 West. One other passenger was ejected from the truck and taken by helicopter ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital.
Police are not releasing the name of the deceased until Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber completes his autopsy to identify the body, which was burnt in the accident.
Andew J. Stingel, 27, of Hayes Avenue of Salem was ejected from the Ford F-150.
According to Chief Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon, Stingel was conscious and able to speak with officers. He was flown by hellicopter ambulance to U of L Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Based on officer’s observations of the crash scene, the was traveling West on State Road 60 west of Powers Road when it drove off the north edge of the roadway.
The driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to slide sideways across the highway and strike a concrete culvert.
The vehicle overturned several times, stopped on its side and caught on fire.
The license plates and registration information was burnt and police are working to identify who the vehicle belonged to and who exactly was driving.
The accident was reported at approximately 1:36 a.m. to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
Indiana State Police, Salem Police, the Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Volunteer Fire Department assisted with this accident as well as Trooper Travis Baker, Newlon, Deputy Allen Taylor and Lt. Ryan Larrimore.