Indianapolis—Indiana State Police suspect a man who fell to his death from a moving car on I-465 may have been pushed out of the car. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday.
At first, troopers thought they were responding to a crash where a person had been thrown from a vehicle on southbound I-465 near the I-74 exit to Cincinnati.
However, after arriving on the scene, they realized there was no crash.
A truck driver who witnessed the incident told State Police he saw the passenger side door of an older, maroon Chevy Caprice open. Then he saw a man fall out onto the roadway. The car was moving at highway speeds, around 60 to 65 mph.
The witness did not get a look at the car's license plate.
The Hispanic man in his 20s was still breathing when medics arrived but he later died from massive, traumatic injuries.
It's not clear if he was hit by another vehicle after falling out of the Caprice.
The trucker told investigators he saw the Caprice continue southbound and exit onto I-74. That was the last anyone saw of it.
Police have not been able to identify the victim but they did find a cellphone on him. Detectives will try to get the phone unlocked and access call records as they look for leads on who the man was.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Indiana State Police.