Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Northbound I-465 in Indianapolis

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Staff report written from ISP press release:

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A multi-vehicle collision on the northbound lanes of I-465 just north of 86th Street (23.1mm) in Indianapolis unfolded at approximately 6:38 PM this evening, leading to the death of one adult female and serious injuries to another. The incident, which involved a chain reaction of vehicles, prompted the closure of all northbound lanes for over four hours.

First responders, including the Indianapolis Fire Department and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service (IEMS), were dispatched to the scene in response to reports of entrapment and severe injuries. Three adults were transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. An adult female died from her injuries at the hospital, while another adult female is now hospitalized with serious injuries. The third individual transported, an adult male, sustained minor injuries.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Crash Reconstructionists, in conjunction with ISP Detectives, arrived at the crash site to aid in the investigation. Preliminary findings suggest that traffic congestion in the area led to the collision. An SUV failed to come to a stop and rear-ended a stationary passenger car, which resulted in a loss of life and the serious injuries. Subsequently, a chain reaction ensued, involving three additional vehicles, all of which sustained significant damage and required towing services.

As of now, authorities do not suspect alcohol or drugs to have played a role in the incident. The family of the deceased has been notified, and the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash remains ongoing. No further details are available at this time.

The Indiana State Police received assistance from the Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and the Marion County Coroner’s Office during the response and investigation.

This story is based on information provided by the Indiana State Police and is accurate as of October 5, 2023.

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