A local man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Northern Montgomery County. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Chieppo, 35, Crawfordsville was the passenger in a 2013 International truck and was pronounced deceased at the scene following the crash.
Police say the truck was owned by Tipmont REMC and was being driven by Justin M. Heide, 35, Crawfordsville. They were going east on County Road 400 North when the vehicle started to leave the roadway. Police say the vehicle was overcorrected, causing it to roll. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Heide was transported to Franciscan Health Lafayette East by Crawfordsville medics. Heide and Chieppo were both employed by Tipmont REMC.
Drugs, alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Indiana State Police, Crawfordsville Fire Department and the Montgomery County Coroner.
The crash remains under investigation by crash reconstructionists with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.