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Bystanders stepped in to help with deadly I-70 crash

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Oct 02, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Despite life-saving efforts from two good samaritans, a man died Tuesday evening after a crash on I-70.

Firefighters were called to a crash involving several vehicles on I-70, near German Church Road, just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses say a semi crashed into traffic that was stopping for a construction zone.

The semi rear-ended a van, pushing it into a car, which crashed into another semi. Investigators say the driver of the van went into cardiac arrest.

Bystanders, Andres Davis and Tresa Quick, performed CPR on the victim who was taken to the hospital where he later died.

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Davis said that his first instinct is always to help people.

"Looking at the gentleman, it was tough," Davis said. "That sometimes can be the scary part of jumping in and giving first aid, CPR — Will the person make it? Could I cause more harm than I am good? But getting in there and doing the best is all you can ask for and some outcomes are greater than others, and some are just ... just the way they are."

Two men in the car involved in the crash were taken to the hospital in good condition.

Two dogs were killed after they were thrown from inside the van.

In July, Davis' quick thinking and CPR knowledge saved a 2-year-old at a pool in Greenfield.

Davis is a unit director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County and is a CPR instructor.