Two men killed after driver allegedly ran stop sign in Hendricks County; alcohol and drugs suspected factors

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Picture from scene on May 15, 2016

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Indiana (May 15, 2016) –Police believe a driver was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when she allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into a truck, killing two people.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Tudor Road and South Hendricks County Road 350 West around 10 p.m. Sunday night on a report of a serious crash.

When they arrived they found two mangled cars at the intersection, and two men were pronounced dead at the scene.  A female driver of one of the vehicles was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with severe injuries.

Investigators indicate that an SUV was traveling southeast on Tudor Road  when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign at County Road 350 West and struck a northbound pickup truck, which had the right of way. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead on the scene and was identified as Joseph Iliff, 35, of Stilesville.  The passenger in the SUV was also pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Johnathon Walden, 35, of Plainfield.  The female driver of the SUV was transported to IU Methodist with non-life threatening injuries.  Alcohol / drugs are suspected as a contributing factor in the collision and the investigation is ongoing. Criminal charges have not yet been filed.