WESTFIELD, IN - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said at least one person died in a crash in Westfield on Sunday morning, WTHR reports.
The accident happened in the vicinity of U.S. 31 and 161st Street. First responders arrived at the scene at about 7 a.m. to find that a vehicle had collided with the 161st Street overpass. The victim's identity was not immediately released.
All lanes of U.S. 31 northbound were shut down at 161st Street while authorities responded to clear the wreck and conduct an investigation. The closure resulted in traffic backups in the area until the roadway was reopened over four hours later.
⚠️ Traffic Alert! ⚠️— Westfield Police Department - Indiana (@WestfieldPolice) July 2, 2023
Temporary traffic delay on US 31 N near 161st St. due to a traffic accident. Traffic is being diverted up the off-ramp to 161st St. but then back down the on-ramp on to US 31. Traffic is flowing, but backed up. Watch your speed and expect sudden stops.