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Driver arrested after crash injures 6 children, 1 adult in Fishers

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FISHERS, Ind. (June 1, 2015)— Police arrested a driver after a Monday night crash that sent six children and an adult to a hospital in serious condition.

Carter Lynn James, 21, was arrested without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail. She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, the Hamilton County Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls regarding a serious crash on Southeastern Parkway involving a Chrysler van and a Chevrolet passenger car. Fishers police and fire personnel responded to the scene.

Upon  arrival, officers located six children (ages 5-16 years old) and one adult suffering various injuries. All seven victims were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis) by the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Those injured were occupants of the van. James and two other people in the car were not hurt and remained at the scene to talk to investigators.

Photo courtesy of Fishers Police

Photo courtesy of Fishers Police Department

The Fishers Police Department Crash Team arrived to collect evidence and interview witnesses. Based on evidence collected at the scene it appeared the passenger car was traveling eastbound on Southeastern Parkway when the car left the roadway and lost control. The car then returned to the roadway, crossed the center line, and struck the van as it was traveling westbound.

Southeastern Parkway was closed in between Blessed Mother Boulevard and 126th Street for almost three and a half hours.