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34-year-old driver dies in single-vehicle crash on Pendleton Pike

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died in a single-car crash on the night of March 7 on Pendleton Pike after fleeing another crash on the same road, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. 

Police were sent about 9:45 p.m. to the crash at Pendleton Pike and North Hartman Drive. That’s a commercial area just southwest of the Interstate 465 interchange with Pendleton Pike. 

The Marion County Coroner’s Office on May 7 identified the victim as Cesar Hernandez-Rocha, 34.

Patrolman Michael Hewitt with IMPD public affairs said the Hernandez-Rocha was fleeing from another crash on southbound Pendleton Pike and lost control, hit a curb and flipped the car. Hernandez-Rocha was ejected and died from injuries. 

Medics indicated Hernandez-Rocha smelled of alcohol, Hewitt said in an email. 

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The earlier crash on southbound Pendleton Pike involved minor property damage.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office did not immediately respond to an email request for information on the driver’s identity. 

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