JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) – Indiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead and three injured near Madison just before 5 p.m. Sunday.
Police said a Toyota pick up driven by 55-year-old James Bagshaw was traveling west on State Road 62 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.
Bagshaw's vehicle crossed the eastbound lane, police said, went off the south side of the road and struck a utility pole causing it to spin and hit a Ford Fusion. The vehicle then struck a guardrail, causing a piece of the guardrail to enter the truck. The piece of rail struck Bagshaw, ejecting him out of the rear window.
Bagshaw was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the truck with Bagshaw was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The elderly driver and the passenger of the Ford Fusion were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police said Bagshaw was traveling from the Madison Regatta. They said they alcohol and marijuana may be factors in the crash. Toxicology results are pending.