Crash in school zone kills student

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 7-year-old is dormant and 2 adults are successful captious information aft being deed successful a schoolhouse portion connected the eastbound broadside Tuesday afternoon.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department accidental the two-vehicle clang occurred successful the 5500 artifact of East Washington Street conscionable aft 4 p.m. That is adjacent the intersection of East Washington Street and North Ritter Avenue wherever IPS George Julian School 57 is located.

The kid — identified Wednesday by the Marion County Coroner’s Office arsenic Hannah Crutchfield — was a pupil astatine the school.

Police said 1 of the adults was a crossing defender and the different was Crutchfield’s mother.

All 3 victims were transported to country hospitals. Crutchfield died soon aft arriving astatine the hospital.

The drivers of the cars stayed astatine the country and cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Police accidental Preliminary accusation suggests drivers of 2 vehicles were progressive successful a disturbance portion traveling westbound connected East Washington Street. One of the vehicles past crashed into a antithetic conveyance traveling southbound done the intersection.

A neighbour who lives adjacent the intersection told News 8 helium unluckily saw thing similar this coming.

“They should look astir and spot these 25 mile an hr velocity bounds signs, they got the flashing lights and they’re expected to dilatory down,” Robert Lee Kassing Jr. said. “But immoderate of them don’t they alert done here.”

He says he’s seen respective scary situations implicit the years involving reckless driving successful the area. However, helium says this 1 has been the toughest.

“I got 2 grandkids and I got a daughter, truthful I consciousness for the parents, I consciousness atrocious for them. This should person ne'er happened,” Kassing Jr. said.

The schoolhouse announced Tuesday nighttime it was canceling classes Wednesday.

“Our Indianapolis Public Schools household is devastated to larn astir the tragic decease of 1 of our students at George W. Julian School 57. We widen our emotion and deepest sympathies to the student’s household and loved ones. We are also hoping for a afloat betterment for the 2 adults progressive successful the accident.”

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson

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