INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A woman and her four children were taken to Methodist Hospital Thursday morning after the vehicle she was driving crashed head on with another vehicle on the city's near north side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police at the scene told 24-Hour News 8 that 38 year old Evelia Ordaz was believed to have been driving drunk in a GMC Yukon with her four children ages 8 to 15 when she swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a Mitsubishi Galant head on.
The SUV then flipped onto its side and came to a rest in the middle of the road.
The Yukon was driving north on Kessler Boulevard near 48th Street. The Galant was driving south.
Police say one child in the SUV was either ejected or got out of the vehicle right after the crash.
Officers say they smelled alcohol on the mother when they arrived on the scene. They did not find any evidence inside the car.
Police say the mother submitted to a blood draw Thursday morning and they are waiting on toxicology results to come back. Police say it could take until next week to get the results.
Officials say she admitted to having a few beers.
Ordaz was taken to Methodist Hospital with head injuries and released later Thursday morning. Police say the children appeared to be OK but were taken to Methodist to be checked out. The woman in the Galant was checked out by medics at the scene and was released.
Kessler Boulevard was closed for about an hour. The accident happened just after 6:40 a.m. Thursday.
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