Car goes airborne, crashes on I-65 south

Anthony Ingle, 27, lost control of car, police say

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - A Franklin man was pulled from his burning car after it went airborne in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 and crashed near the Whiteland exit in Johnson County early Thursday.

Police said about 2:15 a.m., Anthony Ingle, 27, lost control of his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am on I-65 south near mile marker 95. The car veered off the right side of the road, went airborne and jumped the guardrail before it crashed near the County Road 600 overpass and burst into flames.

A truck driver who saw the crash used his CB radio to contact other drivers to see if anyone had a fire extinguisher.

Another driver came to his aid and the two men used tools to rescue Ingle from the wreckage. As they pulled him to safety, other drivers who stopped to help used the fire extinguisher to douse the flames.

Once emergency crews arrived on the scene, Ingle was rushed to Methodist Hospital with head injuries and leg burns.

Investigators said no drugs or alcohol were suspected in the cause of the crash and no charges would be filed.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said it will dispatch crews to the CR 600 overpass for an inspection.

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