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Pedestrian dies in what IMPD calls ‘fatal accident’ on State Road 37

Update: News 8 reached out to the Marion County Coroner for the identification of the pedestrian who died and didn’t receive a response.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A pedestrian died Monday night in what Indianapolis police called a “fatal accident.”

Medics were called to a report of cardiac arrest shortly before 6:45 p.m. Monday to State Road 37 and South Belmont Avenue. That’s an area with apartments about a mile north of Marion County’s southern border.

A couple of minutes later, police were called to a person down at the same location.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sent a news release shortly before 7:20 p.m. Monday that officers arrived to a report of “pedestrian struck, fatal accident” to find a person “with injuries consistent with trauma.”

People at the scene said the pedestrian was trying to cross State Road 37.

Authorities at the scene say the state highway could be closed through 10:15 p.m. Monday.

Authorities also say drugs and alcohol were not believed to have contributed to the drivers’ part in the fatal incident. All involved stayed at the incident after it happened.

No additional information was immediately available.