One person killed in early morning crash on northwest side of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One person was killed in a crash on the northwest side of Indianapolis Monday morning.

The serious crash occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 8400 block of West 56th Street east of Raceway Road.

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles that had sustained significant damage and fire personnel worked to free both drivers who were trapped.

Both drivers, who have not yet been identified, were the only occupants of both vehicles.

One driver was initially listed in extremely critical condition, and she later died at the IU Health Methodist Hospital.

The other driver was originally listed in critical condition but was later upgraded to serious condition at St. Vincent Hospital.

Investigators believe that a blue KIA was heading east on West 56th Street in the 8900 block and crossed the center line and collided head-on with a silver Ford traveling west on West 56th Street.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the blue KIA to cross the center line, but they did not find any visible signs of impairment. However, the surviving driver will be subject to a standard blood draw to test for possible illegal intoxicants.

56th Street is back open after being closed for about three hours.