Man Dies in Aftertoon I-465 Crash

January 2, 2012 | Car Accidents

A 45-year-old Indianapolis man was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on eastbound I-465 near Keystone Avenue.

Paul Kallin was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Marion County coroner’s office from injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on the city’s Eastside, according to an Indiana State Police news release.

Kallin was driving his Saturn in the far right lane, when it abruptly turned left across I-465 and was struck in the driver’s door by an eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Clifford Perkins, 34, Gary, according to the release from Sgt. Rich Myers, a State Police spokesman.

Perkins and a front-seat passenger in his pickup were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Myers said.

Troopers at the scene were unsure why Kallin’s vehicle suddenly turned left into traffic, saying there was no sign of alcohol use related to either driver.

The three right lanes of eastbound I-465 at the scene were closed for more than two hours, while the crash was investigated and wreckage removed. The left lane remained open.

Trooper Kyle Mitchell was investigating the crash with assistance from State Police crash reconstructionists from the Pendleton District.