Posted on Jan 31, 2024

Car accident on I-70 west in Wayne County leaves driver dead

WAYNE COUNTY, IN - Indiana State Police have released details of a fatal car accident that occurred in Wayne County on Saturday night.

WXIN reports the incident happened on Interstate 70 westbound near mile marker 141 sometime before 8:45 p.m.  The ISP's investigation found that the driver of a 2015 Ford Taurus lost control and the car went off the south of the roadway.  The Taurus entered a grassy median and rolled after one of its tires apparently got stuck in mud.  The driver, who was not believed to have been wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as 56-year-old Jack Lyons of Monrovia, Indiana.  State Police added that one of the tires became detached from the Taurus and struck an eastbound vehicle on I-70, but no one in the other vehicle was injured.

The wreck shut down the left lane of I-70 for about two hours during the investigation.