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Two eldery men killed, toddler and three adults serious injured in Bloomington crash

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 12:06:50-04

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. -- Two elderly men were killed and a toddler and three adults were seriously injured in a crash on State Road 37 in Bloomington on Monday.

The crash occurred just south of Bedford at the intersection of State Road 37 and Wesley Chapel Road around 5 p.m.

According to an accident report filed by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Harvey Helms, 88, was driving east off of Wesley Chapel Road when he crossed into the path of another vehicle at the intersection of SR 37.

Helms was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marion Douglas, 100, was a passenger in the front seat of Helms’ vehicle and was airlifted to the hospital where he later died.

A second passenger, Ellen Helms, 82, was in the back seat and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The 24-year-old driver of the second car and a 3-year-old passenger in his vehicle were both airlifted with serious injuries. Another 18-year-old passenger was transported to the hospital as well.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.