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2 die in Westfield head-on crash

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) - Two people are dead and medics rushed two others to the hospital Thursday morning after a head-on collision.

It happened just after 9 a.m. on State Road 32 near Mule Barn Road. Westfield police said it happened after a car crossed the centerline in a no-passing zone.

A tan sport-utility vehicle was badly smashed, with air bags deployed and a door on the SUV dangling from hinges. Two adults died in the mangled vehicle.

Neighbor Ronnie Norman heard the crash. He said it was so loud that it not only woke him, but he thought somebody had crashed into his car parked in his driveway.

"I kind of wish someone would've hit a car or something. To know someone just died right down the road from me, it's kind of hard to deal with," he said.

"Sad that these people had to die today because somebody wasn't driving right," Norman said. 

Westfield Police Department's crash reconstruction team was investigating. They were trying to determine which vehicle crossed the centerline and who is at fault.

In the second car, an adult and juvenile were found alert and conscious, and medics rushed them to the hospital.

Westfield police were tight-lipped, not answering many questions, including what relationship the deceased had with one another and who they believed was at fault.

At this time authorities have not released the names of the victims pending family notification.


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