VIGO COUNTY, Ind. - Police are investigating how a man found with a broken leg wound up alongside the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Vigo County early Saturday morning.
A passer-by called authorities to report finding a man near mile marker 12 at 3:30 a.m.
When Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Featherling arrived, he said he found David Halcomb, 18, of Clayton, in a watery ditch about 50 feet off I-70.
"The victim was treated at the scene … and then taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital," ISP Sgt. Joe Watts said in a news release. "He was later transferred by ground ambulance to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of a lower-left leg fracture."
Police said Halcomb had been drinking and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent.
Investigators said Halcomb was one of two passengers in a vehicle a friend was driving to Hendricks County after spending the evening in Terre Haute.
"During the return trip, an argument began inside the vehicle and resulted in Halcomb being left in the ditch," Watts said. "At this time, it is unclear whether Halcomb was forced from the vehicle or exited on his own while the vehicle was in motion."
Police said they believe they know who was with Halcomb, and the investigation is ongoing.