One dead following overnight collision with telephone pole

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 30-year-old man is dead after his vehicle collided head on with a telephone pole in Franklin Township.

Authorities said that the crash happened at 9144 Maze Road at 12:30 a.m. early Saturday.

The driver was believed to be speeding in his 2002 Ford Taurus, and severed the pole upon impact.

Indianapolis Power & Light had to secure the scene by turning off the power, as wires were on the vehicle following the crash.

Authorities said they found alcohol in the car and believe it may have been a factor in the crash.