A 44-year-old Greenwood man died in a collision between a semi and a Toyota 4-Runner at 7:30 p.m. Monday on State Road 46 in Bartholomew County, investigators said.
The coroner’s office identified the driver of the 4-Runner who died as Sarbjit Singh of Greenwood. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive trauma to the head, according to the coroner’s office.
Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies were sent to the accident on a report of a collision near the area of East County Road 100S and south State Road 46. A caller had reported coming upon a semi that had been involved in a collision that was blocking the roadway. The caller later found the other vehicle involved in the collision, a white SUV where Singh was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene.
Due to the extensive vehicle damage, the victim had to be extricated from the vehicle by the responding fire departments.
The semi driver told investigators he was traveling northbound when the white SUV traveling southbound crossed the center line resulting in the collision, deputies said. The driver of the semi cooperated in all aspects of the investigation including a blood draw, however, impairment is not thought to be a factor at this time.
This incident prompted the activation of the joint crash reconstruction team, which consists of members of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Police Department. At this time this incident is still under investigation by the reconstruction team.
Primary deputy at the scene was Dayan Smith, assisted by Sgt. Gary Knoef and Deputy Colten Fowler.
Assisting agencies were Hope Police Department, Indiana State Police, Columbus Township Fire Department, Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department, CRH EMS and Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office.