A resident of Terre Haute died in a vehicle accident Monday evening in Clay County.
Roscoe C. Petty, 23, Terre Haute, died as a result of a single vehicle accident on State Road 59, approximately a mile and a half north of Interstate-70 near County Road 500 North.
According to reports, officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident at approximately 9:30 p.m., Monday.
The report stated the vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, had been traveling southbound on SR 59 when the driver lost control and went off the roadway.
The vehicle traveled across the northbound lane, continuing off the roadway before hitting a utility pole.
According to CCSD officials, the vehicle then flipped end over end, ejecting all three occupants. The driver and the two other passengers were not wearing seatbelts, according to reports.
The three were transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Green, 25, Brazil, and the remaining passenger, Ralph Rogers, 24, also of Brazil, were treated and released.
Officials stated there was an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle.
According to officials, the accident is still under investigation to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor.
The accident, however, caused minor traffic delays on SR 59.
Following the accident, traffic was diverted around the wreck using roads CR 500 N and CR 600 N as debris was cleared away from the scene.
According to CCSC Sheriff Mike Heaton, traffic flow on SR 59 was back to normal shortly after 2 a.m., Tuesday, as Duke Energy had to replace the utility pole and debris was cleared.
Other agencies responding to the scene included Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, TransCare, AirEvac and Lifeline air ambulances.