Man dies in I-69 crash in Fishers

There are 20 comments on the Sep 1, 2007, The Indianapolis Star story titled Man dies in I-69 crash in Fishers. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A Greenfield man died today in a crash on I-69 about a mile north of the 116th Street/Indiana 37 interchange.

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Indy Resident

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Sep 1, 2007
Your SUV is not a race car.
Driving too fast in Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 1, 2007
I hate to say it..but I knew the guy was driving too fast and aggresive..I-69 is terrible because of aggress-ive drivers- I avoid it and hate it when there is no choice.
What level of public safety patrols that section of I69..get off your ass and start stopping these speeders. NOW
whoops

San Francisco, CA

#4 Sep 1, 2007
55 saves lives and gas!!!
cry

Burlington, KY

#5 Sep 1, 2007
are you the same one that complains about the ticket speed writing?
Sadie

Dayton, OH

#6 Sep 1, 2007
I travel this portion of I69 several times a month. Every trip is the same. Me trying desperately to avoid the idiots that must travel in excess of 80 miles per hour. This interstate is deadly and must have radar officers more than just a few times a week.
Da Po Po

AOL

#8 Sep 1, 2007
This is a good reminder of the positive side of the electronic ticketing system. Get more people slowed down before these things happen.
Jon

AOL

#9 Sep 1, 2007
whoops wrote:
55 saves lives and gas!!!
Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
lafguy60

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Sep 1, 2007
The article says "witnesses who said the driver of the Envoy may have been driving aggressively." I know this stretch of I69 is a race track but from the description of what happened another possible explination is that he had some kind of medical problem. Before we rush to judgement we should wait until we have established the facts.
Matt

United States

#11 Sep 1, 2007
Jon wrote:
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I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too.
I totally agree with you Jon. Major interstate highways like I69 are specifically made for commuters to take advantage of the speed they are allowed. However, there are definitely 2 sides of the track on this...there are the people who are total extremists and just can't help but going nothing other than 80+, and convince themselves they are above the law and can just weave in and out of traffic, and neglect other people's effing safety.

Then there are the drivers who are so disturbingly uneducated about how to seriously drive on major highways., they just put everyone's safety at risk, I seriously think a quarter of the people driving in this state shouldn't even be allowed a license... for example, what's with everyone not knowing that the left lane is for passing only, unless there is congested traffic, and the right lane is for SLOWER cars...I've seen people just stay in the left lane going like 65, in a 70...between say Anderson and Noblesville..then they clash with the agressive a-hole suv yuppies or superhero hicks with their "badass" trucks who think they are driving a nascar...thats when accidents happen...the agressive driver gets all pissed off then tries to pass the shithead who can't drive in the first place...I guess what I'm getting at is...it's all about balance...and moderation...follow the rules, but most important KNOW the rules of the road...and maybe people won't get killed every week.
Welllllll

San Francisco, CA

#12 Sep 1, 2007
I thought safety belts were to save lives????
Doug

Chicago, IL

#13 Sep 1, 2007
How can anyone lose their life in a one-vehicle crash on a nice sunny day?
bottomfeederfind er

Carmel, IN

#14 Sep 1, 2007
Matt wrote:
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I totally agree with you Jon. Major interstate highways like I69 are specifically made for commuters to take advantage of the speed they are allowed. However, there are definitely 2 sides of the track on this...there are the people who are total extremists and just can't help but going nothing other than 80+, and convince themselves they are above the law and can just weave in and out of traffic, and neglect other people's effing safety.

Then there are the drivers who are so disturbingly uneducated about how to seriously drive on major highways., they just put everyone's safety at risk, I seriously think a quarter of the people driving in this state shouldn't even be allowed a license... for example, what's with everyone not knowing that the left lane is for passing only, unless there is congested traffic, and the right lane is for SLOWER cars...I've seen people just stay in the left lane going like 65, in a 70...between say Anderson and Noblesville..then they clash with the agressive a-hole suv yuppies or superhero hicks with their "badass" trucks who think they are driving a nascar...thats when accidents happen...the agressive driver gets all pissed off then tries to pass the shithead who can't drive in the first place...I guess what I'm getting at is...it's all about balance...and moderation...follow the rules, but most important KNOW the rules of the road...and maybe people won't get killed every week.
Keeno, man. I'm with you and Jon. It's zoom, zoom, zoom time for those interstates! I like showing those slow dummies what I can do.

My only problem is that my mother was a Carp, so I ended a born bottomfeeder, too.
IfYou CantDrive

Mansfield, OH

#15 Sep 1, 2007
Jon wrote:
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Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
You're right.
The interstate system was designed based on older cars driving 70mph.
I own a 1964 and 1967 sedan, both in good working order, with 325 and 360+ horsepower respectfully, and driving 70mph is noticeably easier in today's cars. Yet people routinely drove 70mph and higher in cars from that era.
To say that it's dangerous to drive 70mph today, on roads designed for 70mph then, is ridiculous.
If people would just "drive right", in other words, keep to the right unless passing, traffic would move smoother, and less accidents would occur.
Judge not

New Palestine, IN

#16 Sep 1, 2007
The artical states may have been aggressively driving, so right away that's the answer.
Mike

New Albany, IN

#17 Sep 1, 2007
Jon wrote:
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Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
Amen! So many times the worst drivers on the road are the least confidant. Learn how to drive your vehicle, cut out the distractions, and know what your vehicle is able to do. If you can't handle the interstate, leave it to those who can. If everyone would get in the lane they need to be in and go with they flow, things would be much safer.
FPD

Noblesville, IN

#18 Sep 1, 2007
Driving too fast in Indy wrote:
I hate to say it..but I knew the guy was driving too fast and aggresive..I-69 is terrible because of aggress-ive drivers- I avoid it and hate it when there is no choice.
What level of public safety patrols that section of I69..get off your ass and start stopping these speeders. NOW
Did you read the Article ? Third paragraph down tells you who patrols I-69, why don't you Sgt. Gerry Hepp a call I am sure he would appreciate hearing your wonderful suggestion.
Jake

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Sep 1, 2007
Jon wrote:
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Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
Finally someone is speaking some sense. I'm not even aggressive but I expect people to at least go 65+ on any interstate. Those who drive below the speed limit in the left lane should be ticketed.
Eastside Resident

United States

#20 Sep 1, 2007
Speed kills. If someone driving too slow or gets in your way and an accident is caused, it's mostly because the speeder didnt' have control of their car. Flat tires and mechanical failures happen, also. Slow down. You aren't as good a driver as you think.
Jon wrote:
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Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
Frustrated

United States

#21 Sep 1, 2007
Let's not forget the people who had to sit in non-moving traffic for an hour on I-69 trying to figure out what the hell happened.
Queen

Trevor, WI

#22 Sep 1, 2007
Jon wrote:
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Then take a back road and go 55, and leave the highway to those who are able to drive. I'm tired of poking along behind someone like you who will not even do the speed limit, especially on an interstate highway designed and built to drive on at speeds in excess of 70 mph. I think that's when a lot of these accidents occur, when traffic is moving along, then they come upon someone scared, or not paying attention, or talking on their phone, or otherwise occupied. There are plenty of people who really just don't know how to drive, too. The answer is not "more police and lower speed limits", in my opinion, it's to educate people on the rules of the road. Maybe yearly testing. If you're not comfortable driving on the highway, don't do it.
Yearly testing? You are probably the only one in Indiana who's willing to take it every year.

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