Police just released the name of a Salem man killed last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on State Road 60 East.
Brian Schuler, 27, Salem, was killed this morning when a Ford F-150 crashed and burned up in the accident near Powers Road .
According to Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber, Schuler died from injuries in the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
The truck was registered to Amtek Signs in Salem. Police are not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
One other passenger was ejected from the truck and taken by helicopter ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital.
Andew J. Stingel, 27, of Hayes Avenue of Salem was ejected from the Ford F-150. He is still a paitent at UofL with non-life threatening injuries.
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.