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Two killed in crash on Interstate 69 southbound in Fishers

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 09:47:18-04

FISHERS — Two people are dead after a crash involving a semi-truck Wednesday evening on Interstate 69 southbound in Fishers, according to state police.

The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. near 106th Street.

An Indiana State Police trooper arrived on the scene and found two people, who were unresponsive, trapped in a car, ISP Sgt. John Perrine said in a press release. They both later died.

The identities of the people killed in the crash were later identified as 19-year-old Marcus Padgett of Spencer and 17-year-old Elizabeth Robertson of Pendleton.

The driver of the semi-tractor trailer, a 52-year-old man, of Georgia, involved in the crash was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, Perrine said.

Investigators believe the driver of the car swerved to avoid a shredded tire, lost control, and spun into the path of the semi-truck, Perrine said. The semi-truck struck the driver's side of the car.

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors of the crash, Perrine said.

The crash remains under investigation.