IMPD: 1 dead, 5 injured in crash on east side

IMPD: 1 killed, 5 injured in east side crash

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person has died after a crash on the east side, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday night.

Five other people were injured in the crash, including one in critical condition.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Sherman Drive.

Police say a sport utility vehicle traveling north on Sherman Drive crossed the center line, into the path of a vehicle, striking it head-on.

Witnesses tell police that the SUV was attempting to pass another vehicle prior to the accident.

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A female passenger in the car was pronounced dead on the scene. Three other people in the car, including a 13-year-old girl, were also injured in the crash.

A passenger in the SUV was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the SUV, who was being checked for impairment, was also taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.