Hancock County detectives are investigating the death of a man who called for help shortly before he was dragged by his girlfriend's car.

The 911 call came in in what's know by police as a "rolling disturbance."

"Called 911 while he was in the car, said he needed help," said Capt. Robert Campbell with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

The caller on the line was 25-year-old Daniel Alexander who said he was trapped in the passenger side of a car driven by his girlfriend. The two were arguing and he claimed she wouldn't stop to let him out.

During the 10 or 15-second call, the radio was turned up and then went dead. The Hancock County Sheriff triangulated the phone's signal and responded to a likely location. A short distance away, just west of Greenfield at Mt. Comfort Road and County Road 100 North, the deputy found the couple.

"The officer who wasn't very far away, rolled up and found Ms. Deckard kneeling on the road next to Mr. Alexander," said Capt. Campbell.

Alexander was unconscious with severe trauma to his head. He later died at Methodist Hospital. His girlfriend, 24-year-old Heather Deckard, told police Alexander opened the door near the intersection and as his foot hit the pavement, he was dragged out of the car. She estimated her speed about about 35 miles per hour.

Fox59 News went to her east side home to talk to her about what happened. There was no answer. We were able to speak to her neighbor, who told us the couple often argued.

"Cops were always out here, she'd throw his stuff outside, just a lot of arguments and chaos," said Mark Harrison.

Police confirmed that but neither has any record of ever being arrested.

So for now, Daniel Alexander's death is being handled as an accident. The lead detective in the case believes it was not a homicide but that could change as details come forward when the autopsy is complete.