IMPD will not release report into fatal church bus crash this week

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they would not release their report on the fatal church bus crash this week.

Tuesday, Indiana State Police investigators wrapped up their investigation into the July 27 crash that killed three people and injured dozens of others. Their findings were handed over to IMPD, who initially said they hoped to have their part completed this week. However, authorities said detectives still need time to review it and gather evidential facts, a process that will delay the report’s release.

Once the information is gathered, a recommendation will be made to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office on whether the crash warrants any charges.

Youth Pastor Chad Phelps, his wife Courtney and their unborn child were killed in the accident at 96th Street and Keystone Avenue. Church member, Tonya Weindorf, also lost her life in the crash.

The bus was driving a large group of teenagers and young adults, who were returning to Indianapolis from a church retreat in Michigan.