Police believe speed was factor in crash that killed passenger on Indy’s east side

Pic from scene on 11-30-17

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating a fatal crash on the east side of Indianapolis.

The crash occurred near the intersection of East 25th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road just after 6:45 a.m.

Witnesses told police the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver struck a fire hydrant. The fire hydrant was uprooted and landed 100 feet away. The car then struck a tree—uprooting it—before spinning into another tree.

Police say the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver lost a limb and was transported in critical condition to Eskenazi Hospital. Police say they believe speed was a factor in the crash.