Man dies after being run over by fiancée

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.


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