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IMPD investigating fatal crash on southwest side, drivers asked to use alternate route

Posted at 3:58 PM, Aug 30, 2021

DECATUR TOWNSHIP — Officers with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating following a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles, including a semi that was on fire, on the city's southwest side.

The accident happened just after 2 p.m. in the 7100 block of Kentucky Ave. Monday. All lanes of Kentucky Ave. were closed between Ameriplex and County Road 800 S. near Camby for several hours.

According to the Decatur Township Fire Department's Facebook page, one person that was trapped in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. One patient was transported in serious condition, and five other patients were transported and are stable.

Several good Samaritans also stopped to help get people out of a car.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

This is a developing story. We will continue to update as details become available.