Indy News: Person Struck and Killed by IMPD Officer; Gun Fires During Car Crash on East side

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Person Struck and Killed by IMPD Officer

A pedestrian has been struck and killed by an IMPD Officer.

The accident happened just before 10 last night near 42nd Street and Emerson Avenue on the city’s east side. Police said the officer was headed southbound on Emerson and had a green light when the pedestrian stepped into the road and was struck.

The officer was on duty but not on a call at the time of the accident, so no police lights or sirens were active and speed does NOT appear to be a factor.

Investigators took blood from the officer to test for intoxication, which is standard policy.

 

Woman Survives After Car Slides Under Semi Trailer

A woman escaped with only minor injuries after her car slid under a tractor-trailer on I-70. State Police said it’s a “miracle” that the woman was able to walk away from the accident.

The woman told police she lost control of the car before sliding under the truck, and the driver of the truck dragged the car about a fifth of a mile before he was able to stop.

The woman was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

 

Gun Fires During Car Crash on East side

Two people were injured in a crash that caused a gun in one of the vehicles to Fire this morning.

Dispatchers say this happened near East Michigan Street and North Sherman Drive on the city’s east side.  Investigators said two cars collided near the intersection and the impact of the crash caused a gun in the pocket of one of the drivers to accidentally discharge.

The drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Their names were not released.

 

Body Found in Carmel Storage Unit

Police are investigating after a body was found inside a storage unit in the 1000 block of Rangeline Road.

The body was inside a vehicle, and the vehicle was inside a storage unit. Carmel police said it wasn’t clear if the person died of suicide or if foul play is suspected.

 

Boat Docks Coming to Indy Canal

Getting in and out of the downtown canal will soon be easier.  According to the “Indianapolis Star,” construction will begin next month on a boat dock.  Officials say not only will it be safer and easier for people to get out of their paddle boats and kayaks, but the dock will protect the canal wall.

 

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