Man arrested following crash that killed two people, critically injured another

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 13, 2015) -- Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition following a major accident on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the southbound Shadeland Avenue/I-465 entrance ramp near Fall Creek.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Henry Pierce Jr, 37, of Indianapolis, was operating a 2016 Cadillac northbound on the collector ramp from I-465 NB to Shadeland Avenue NB and struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway. It is not clear at this time if the vehicle reentered the roadway and perhaps was a causation factor in this crash.

Reanna McCormick, 25, of Indianapolis, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, also northbound on the collector ramp from I-465 NB to Shadeland Avenue NB. For reasons unknown, the vehicle left the roadway went up on a small embankment, over and through a guardrail and landed on a 2002 Hyundai Sonata traveling SB on Shadeland Avenue. The Sonata was being operated by Steven Mann, 39, of Jasper. The Impala continued to roll and came to rest inverted on top of a guard rail on the west side of the roadway.

McCormick and Mann were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s Office. Brenden Mills, 33, of Indianapolis, a front seat passenger in the Hyundai, was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

Pierce Jr. was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, operating while intoxicated and obstruction of justice.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Joshua Graves at the ISP Indianapolis Post at 317-899-8577.