SUV crashes into Hamilton County retention pond

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (July 3, 2014) – An SUV crashed into a Noblesville retention pond Thursday morning.

At 12:07 a.m., officers from the Noblesville Police Department responded to the area of Cumberland Road and North Point Boulevard in reference of a one-car crash.

A short time later, officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle.

Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, it appears that a 1996 Jeep was traveling southbound on Cumberland Road when it left the roadway near the intersection of North Point Boulevard.

After leaving the roadway, the vehicle struck a curb, sign, utility box, and fence before finally coming to rest at the edge of a retention pond.

Both the driver and passenger were able to exit the vehicle prior to police arrival.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as Matt H. Rider, 32, of Fishers, Indiana. The passenger is identified as Kristin A. Fitrzyk, 34, of Fishers, Indiana.

Fitrzyk was initially transported by ambulance to Riverview Health Hospital (Noblesville) and later to St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis) with non-life threatening injuries.

Rider suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash and was treated and released by medics at the scene.

Police also investigated Rider for suspicion of intoxication.

After investigatory steps were administered, Rider was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and booked on three preliminary charges involving operation of a vehicle while intoxicated.

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