IMPD investigates south side crash that killed 1 person, left 2 others critically hurt


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan are investigating a crash on the south side that killed one man and critically injured two other people.

Just after 8 a.m., IMPD officers  were called to the intersection of Troy Avenue and Shelby Street to investigate a serious traffic accident. Upon arriving at the scene, they found three people who had been ejected from a white Cadillac SUV.

One of the ejected passengers was pronounced dead at the scene; two others went to Sidney and Louis Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Officers also found a white Dodge van with two people inside that were not seriously injured; both were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in good condition.

According to several witnesses’ statements, the white Cadillac SUV was going south on Shelby St. at a “high rate of speed.” Witnesses said it appeared all occupants of the vehicle were distracted by an electronic device, possibly a cell phone,  just before colliding with the white Dodge van.

The van was traveling west on Troy Avenue and had the green light as it went through the intersection before the Cadillac struck the passenger side.

No obvious signs of intoxication were found at the scene from either vehicle, but the driver of the Dodge van will be tested  for illegal intoxicants.  The driver of the Cadillac SUV will also be subjected to the same test.

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