*UPDATE* Crash Along I-69 Claims Two Lives

UPDATE:

The driver of the car who suffered fatal injuries in the crash was identified as 19 year old Marcus Padgett of Spencer Indiana. The passenger who suffered fatal injuries in the same vehicle was identified as 17 year old Elizabeth Robertson of Pendleton Indiana.

I-69 was reopened just after 11:00 p.m. The investigation into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing


Fishers, IN – This evening, at 5:38 p.m., emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash on I-69 southbound near 106th Street in Fishers. Senior Trooper Nick Klingkammer was close-by and arrived very quickly. He told dispatchers there were two unresponsive victims in one car and he was unable to gain access to render aid to them. The Fishers Fire Department quickly responded to the scene and hastily extricated both crash victims from the car. Despite life saving efforts, both the driver and passenger of the car were pronounced deceased at the scene. There was also a semi-tractor trailer involved in the collision, that driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Preliminarily, investigators believe the driver of the passenger car swerved to avoid shredded tire debris in the roadway and lost control, the car spun into the path of the semi and was struck on the driver’s side. All lanes of I-69 remain closed as of 10:00 p.m. Neither Alcohol nor any other impairment is suspected as a contributing factor to this crash, however as state law requires blood tests for the drivers involved will be part of the investigation.

The driver of the semi is identified as 52 year old Anthony Manuel of Georgia.

The families of the deceased have been notified, however their identities are being withheld at this time to allow for proper notification to extended family.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing and there is no further information to release at this time.

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