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Man killed in crash into vacant building

Posted at 12:59 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 00:59:20-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A family was grieving the loss of a loved one who crashed into a vacant east side building intended to become an adult family care home.

An unidentified driver died Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a building owned by Dr. Timothy Walbridge on the 4000 block of East New York Street.

Rescuers ripped the car roof off trying to reach him, but were unable to save the driver.

Walbridge said he's been rehabbing the building since he bought it in 2012. Through his non-profit, he's hoping to open an adult family care home to house elderly and disabled homeless people.

"I feel bad about the young gentlemen who died," Walbridge said. "Obviously, this is brick and mortar and lumber and can be fixed."

Before the crash, Walbridge says he needed to raise $75,000 to finish the renovation. Now that's going to be higher.

"Any kind of support … I always tell people I'm mostly looking for prayers," Walbridge said. "That's mostly what we're interested in. Certainly we need financial support."

For more information about Walbridge's project, visit www.lazarusliving.org.

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