A 69-year-old Greensburg man was pronounced dead at the scene after a dump truck he was driving overturned and caught on fire.
The initial investigation by Trooper Blake Litmer indicated that a 1987 Ford Dump Truck, being driven by Gregory S. King, age 69, Greensburg, Indiana was traveling northbound on County Road 850 East, just south of County Road 400 North.
Thursday at approximately 6:30 pm, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash involving a dump truck hauling stone that rolled over on a rural Decatur County roadway.
For an unknown reason, King’s vehicle ran off the edge of the roadway. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and overturned.
The truck then caught fire as a result of the crash. King sustained fatal injuries in the collision.
He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy was conducted today which confirmed the identity of the driver. Gregory King’s family has been notified.
The Indiana State Police-Versailles Post Crash Reconstruction Team responded and reconstructed the crash. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, New Point Fire Department, Clarksburg Fire Department, and the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.