Updated: Sunday, 06 Jun 2010, 1:02 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 05 Jun 2010, 3:53 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WISH) - One person is dead after a small limo bus carrying a wedding party was involved in a crash in downtown Indianapolis.
The crash happened around 2:00pm Saturday at the intersection of Delaware and South Streets. Police say the limo bus was carrying 16 people when it collided with a SUV.
"The impact was so great..it actually knocked it sideways and that's when it flipped over and according to the individuals inside the luggage stuff and the seats basically pinned everybody down," said IMPD Lt. Jeff Duhamell.
James Douglas of Indianapolis was on the bus. Medics say the 29 year old had suffered massive head injuries and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police the shuttle bus, that belongs to Mavris Art and Event center, failed to stop at the light and crashed into Camilo Ortega-Alvarado's GMC Yukon. Police say the SUV continued through the intersection and hit the electrical transformer box located on the corner.
The limo bus was headed the Mavris Art and Event Center for the wedding and reception. We went there, but they wanted to respect the wishes of the bridal party and they did not want to talk with us.
A Methodist Hospital spokesperson confirmed that the bride, Lauren Magee and groom, Tom Hanley, exchanged vows inside a hospital conference room.
The driver of the limo bus was Jerry Lowrey. He was kept for observation at the hospital.
Paramedics took the other people on the limo bus and the driver of the SUV Wishard and Methodist hospitals. Everyone has been released with minor injuries. Investigators say one other person showed up later to the hospital complaining of pain and was treated and released.
The driver of the 2000 GMC Yukon SUV was 27 year old Camilo Ortega-Alvarado. Police gave him a summons for never receiving a driver's license.
Police will continue to investigate the crash. Officers say alcohol is not believed to be involved and will hand over the investigation to the prosecutor when they are finished.
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