Police: Man runs red light and crashes into vehicles, sending 3 to hospital

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Two people were transported to the hospital Monday morning after police said a man ran a red light, hitting two vehicles before crashing into a telephone pole on the east side.

Emergency crews responded to the intersection at 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue at approximately 8:47 a.m. to find a tie-up in traffic.

A preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Chevy Silverado, driven by 43-year-old Ronald Pruett, was heading south on Shadeland Avenue when it ran a red light. The vehicle then crashed into two vehicles before hitting a telephone pole.

Crews with the Indianapolis Fire Department had to extricate Pruett’s wife from the vehicle. The couple was transported to Wishard Hospital in good condition.

One of the drivers struck by Pruett’s vehicle was also transported to the hospital. He was listed in good condition at Methodist Hospital.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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