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IMPD: Sunday night crash kills 2, injures 1

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed two people Sunday night on the city’s south side.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office by April 17, 2023, had not responded to an email request for the identification of the people who died.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a crash just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Meridian Street and Southport Road.

IMPD says an Acura sedan was headed south on Meridian Street at a high rate of speed when the driver ran the red light at Southport Road and crashed into the driver’s side door of a Hyundai that was trying to turn from Southport onto Meridian.

The driver of the Acura and a passenger in the Hyundai were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital, according to IMPD. The driver of the Hyundai was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will share the names of the victims once relatives have been notified.

Drivers should always be careful on the roads, especially during winter weather, IMPD Capt. Don Weilhammer says.

“Slow down, take your time, and allow extra time to get to wherever you’re going. Wednesday, I understand, we might get a couple of inches (of snow) — again, slow down. A lot of people in big trucks with their 4-wheel drive and all that, think they can get through it. And they might be able to get through it, but you still have the same problem of being able to stop in time. It’s not worth causing a crash, so slow down and give it extra time.”

The crash was still under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to contact IMPD.