Fatality on I-70; Team Usher Wins “The Voice” with Indy Local; GM Recall; Pacers Lose Game Two; More

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Interstate-70 is back open after a fatal crash Wednesday Morning. This fatal crash happened on westbound I-70 by Indianapolis International Airport around 4 a.m. and involved two vehicles and a semi-truck. A passing semi-trailer stopped to help the first collision, but when the driver got out, he was struck and killed by another westbound truck. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Indianapolis has found itself suffering losses and victories in front of the eyes of the world. Indy was apparently the center of the sports and entertainment universe on Tuesday. We learned that The Super Bowl is not coming to Indy in 2018. Colts owner Jim Irsay and a group of delegates were in Atlanta and presented the final bid. The NFL owners chose Minneapolis because of their new 2016 stadium. Governor Mike Pence said, “Although the Super Bowl will not be coming to Indianapolis in 2018, we look forward to another opportunity to showcase our Hoosier hospitality and all that Indiana has to offer.”

Indianapolis-native Josh Kaufman has been named  the winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Team Usher took home the crown beating out the usual suspects Team Blake and Team Adam. Kaufman’s world wind media tour began on Wednesday morning with an appearance in New York on NBC’s “Today Show.”

The city of Beech Grove is suing the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital for bad pipes. Officials say broken sewer lines have cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a year. The hospital has been closed for about two years, but the city says more than 30,000 gallons of water a day has poured off their property and clogged the sewer system. They want them to pay fines and reimbursements.

General Motors is recalling another two-point-four million vehicles in the United States.  The top U.S. automaker also says it’s doubling the charge it expects to take in the second quarter related to recall repairs to around $400 million. The recall includes the GM Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse.

Downtown Indianapolis events are drawing car burglars. Police say, it’s a good idea to leave valuables at home if you’re heading to Pacers games or any downtown events. Police report several vehicle break-ins recently, some during last Sunday’s game. They say events like the playoff games attract criminals, some from out of state looking for opportunity.

The Pacers went head to head in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals with the NBA Champion Miami Heat. The Pacers lost this one at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 87-to-83. With the loss, they also loss home field advantage. Game Three is Saturday in Miami.

The Indianapoils 500 Festival Community Day is Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the event, you can drive your car on the famous oval after you pre-register or view the media challenge for charity.

Wednesday’s weather: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms later in the dayExpect a high of 84 degrees.

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