Man dies after being run over by fiancée

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INDIANAPOLIS – A man has died after being struck by his fiancée’s vehicle in a south side parking lot, police said early Friday.

Metro Police and Indianapolis medics were already on scene at “That Place Bar,” near South Emerson Avenue and West County Line Road, around 2 a.m. for reports of a disturbance.

At that point, a police officer heard a woman, not involved in that first incident, screaming for help.  When he looked up, he saw a woman crouched over a man who was lying on the pavement, unconscious and bleeding from the head.

An additional medic was called to the scene and they transported the victim to Wishard Hospital with serious injuries. The victim died a short time later.  His name is not being released until family members can be notified. Police said both the victim and the driver were 50 years old.

Police said the woman driving the car was brought in for blood tests because investigators suspect alcohol was involved.  Both the driver and victim had just left “That Place Bar,” officers said.

While few or no witnesses saw the vehicle strike the victim, police said it is believed words might have been exchanged immediately before.

Police told Fox 59 News it is not a matter of if charges will be brought against the driver, but how many and which ones.  Investigators planned to meet with the prosecutor’s office later Friday.


  • cjmo2662

    They say that breaking up is hard to do, but a "Dear John" letter would've been a better solution…

  • Just Saying

    My question would be why did they take him akll the way to Wishard when St Francis is just a mile or less away?

    • cjmo2662

      Insurance; probably didn't have any, or St. F's may not have a trauma center like Wishard's. I know St. F's is much newer than Wishard, but Wishard does have a top-notch trauma center.

      I know private hospitals like St. F's are supposed to take serious emergencies regardless of ability to pay, but if they can get to Wishard, that's where they go. Also, I don't know if this is true or not, but I heard that ambulance runs get rotated between all the area hospitals.

    • Anon

      Wishard is a level 1 trauma center. With life threatening trauma injuries he had to go to either methodist or wishard.

    • DMarieMary

      What is wrong with all of you? Apparently you've never had bereavement in your families. God be with you if it ever happens to you. This is horrible. Families are changed forever. Grow up. Our familyis suffering.

  • PamHawkinsClaiborne

    This is really nice watching all of you assuming what happened while me and the rest of the family are mourning his death. Thanks for your concerns!

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