Friday morning proved to be a dangerous one on the roads in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Five people were killed in separate incidents spanning from Carmel to the west side of Indianapolis.
1 killed in Carmel on Keystone Parkway
Carmel police responded to a crash around 6:30 a.m. on Keystone Parkway near 99th Street involving a dump truck.
Police said the truck went off the road and crashed into a large tree, killing the driver. A passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A secondary crash (farther north on Keystone) followed the first crash.
Child struck and killed on east side of Indy
EDITOR’S NOTE: New information from the coroner has been provided regarding the deceased’s age. This is reflected below.
Around 7:30 a.m., IMPD East District responded to a report of a child struck near 21st and Post.
The male child was a student at Lakeside Elementary. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 7-year-old Sevion Sanford.
Police said at least two vehicles struck the little boy. The first vehicle, a light-colored sedan, left the scene. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police believe the child died after being struck by the second vehicle.
This is being investigated as a deadly crash with a hit-and-run.
Teen killed in head-on crash on west side
IMPD sent out a notice around that it was investigating a deadly crash in the 6600 block of Rockville Road.
A 15-year-old was killed in a head-on crash. Three others were taken to the hospital. The crash happened around 8 a.m.
Indianapolis Public Schools said the teen was a George Washington High School student.
Woman killed in likely hit-and-run
IMPD said officers were dispatched to the 7100 block of E. Troy Ave. around 8:30 a.m.
Officers arrived at the location to find a woman unresponsive; she was then pronounced dead at the scene.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 59-year-old Carol D. Miller.
Investigators characterized the incident as a possible hit-and-run crash and said the investigation was ongoing.
Around 1 a.m. in the same area, police were dispatched to similar incident at Troy Avenue and Brandenburg Drive. A man was found with traumatic injuries following a suspected hit-and-run.
The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The incident remains under investigation.
Man killed after striking rear end of semi exiting 465
Indiana State Police were dispatched to the Southeastern Avenue exit for southbound I-465 at 2:40 p.m.
Police said an investigation revealed a 2018 Ford Transit van, driven by 53-year-old James Simison, struck the rear end of a slow-moving semi-truck while exiting the interstate. Simison suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead on scene, authorities said.
The semi-driver was not injured, police said. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected in the accident though it remains under investigation.