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Woman dies in crash with truck on southeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman has died in a two-car crash on the city’s southeast side. 

A crash between a car and a truck happened sometime around 1:15 p.m. Feb. 28 near the intersection of Thompson Road and Sherman Drive, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office on May 7 identified the woman as Patti Taylor, 57.

Taylor, who was driving the car, was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, where she died of her injuries. The driver of the truck was checked by medical professionals at the scene. He was not identified.

Investigators say the car was traveling east on Thompson Road and stopped at a stop sign at Sherman Drive, where it was rear-ended by the truck. 

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The driver of the truck was cooperating with investigators and was going to be taken for a blood draw, standard procedure in fatal accidents, IMPD said. 

At 2:30 p.m., police were asking that traffic related to Roncalli High School, less than a mile away, proceed west on Thompson Road, as the intersection where the crash happened was closed. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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