A single vehicle crash late Saturday afternoon on State Road 7 near Private Road 625 West claimed the life of a North Vernon man and injured a female passenger.

A white 1988 Ford truck driven by Matthew L. Lonsberry, 51, North Vernon, was southbound on State Road 7 near Private Road 625 West when the vehicle left the west side of the road before overturning and striking a utility pole, Indiana State Police said in a preliminary report.

The vehicle came to rest on its top, trapping both Lonsberry and a passenger, Mary Lonsberry, 52, also of North Vernon, inside.

Matthew Lonsberry died from his injuries at the scene, and Mary Lonsberry was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

State Road 7 was closed about one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.

The investigation is ongoing.