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Man killed in 2-car crash that injured 5 others on northeast side of Indianapolis Sunday

Man killed in 2-car crash that injured 5 others on northeast side of Indianapolis Sunday


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A 48-year-old man was killed in a two-car crash that seriously injured five other people on the northeast side of Indianapolis early Sunday morning, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday.

William Wiley was killed when the white van he was riding in was struck by a car as the van attempted to turn into a liquor store parking lot in the 8800 block of East 38th Street near North Post Road just before 1:30 a.m., according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Wiley was in the van with four other people when it attempted to turn south across eastbound lanes, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said. An orange Dodge coupe struck the van as it turned, causing “multiple occupants” to be ejected from the van, according to a police report.

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The driver of the van and two passengers were taken to a hospital and listed as “possible fatalities,” police said. The two other van passengers and the driver of the coupe, who was the only person in the car at the time, were taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

It is not clear where Wiley was in the van or whether he was one of the people ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.  

The investigation is ongoing, and police have not released any additional information about the incident — including the status of the other people injured.

Contact Lawrence Andrea at 317-775-4313 or Follow him on Twitter @lawrencegandrea.

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Published at Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:18:32 +0000