Crash on southbound I-69 near Anderson kills Westfield man; Investigators search for witnesses


ANDERSON, Ind. (WANE) – A Westfield man was killed Monday afternoon following a crash on I-69 near Anderson and investigators are looking for witnesses.

The preliminary investigation discovered that Beau White, 48, of Kokomo was traveling northbound when it traveled off the road and crashed into the median at approximately 3:43 p.m. His vehicle crashed through the barrier and into the southbound lane. There he crashed into a vehicle driven by Lee Arthur Ken Ingles, 50, of Westfield, the press release said.

Officers are reporting that Ingles’ vehicle veered to the right, traveled off the road into a dich where it caught fire.

Trooper Michael Garcia was traveling in the area and observed the crash. He immediately responded, according to the release. Garcia reports that bystanders pulled Ingles from the vehicle. Lifesaving attempts were unsuccessful. Ingles succumbed to his injuries.

Ingles was formally pronounced dead by the Madison County Coroner.

White was transported to an area hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening, according to the release.

Multiple lanes of I-69 were shut down for several hours.

The investigation is ongoing, pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Anyone with information are asked to call the Indiana State Police Pendleton Post at 800-527-4752. Calls are to be directed to Detective Mark Hanna. Statements can also be made in person at the Pendleton Post, located at 10922 S. S.R. 67.

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