LOGO19 Traffic Accident.jpg

ANDERSON — Authorities have identified a motorist who died in a single-car accident on Interstate 69 in Anderson on Sunday morning.

Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone identified the motorist Monday as Frank Edward Lugar Jr., 49, Summitville.

Just after 7 a.m. Sunday, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Anderson police responded to a report of the crash at the 227.7 mile marker on I-69, according to a sheriff’s press release.

“Responding units found that a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was northbound on I-69 when the driver drove off the left side of the road and entered the median,” the press release said.

Lugar overcorrected and lost control, crossing both northbound lanes and leaving the right side of the interstate, according to the release.

The vehicle rolled, and Lugar was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Noone said Monday that an autopsy to determine the cause of death would be performed Tuesday.

The sheriff’s department and Anderson police were assisted at the scene by the Anderson Fire Department and emergency management agencies from Madison and Hamilton counties.

Recommended for you