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Mom of four dies after pileup on Indianapolis' north side, driver charged

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Jun 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 10:30:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman has died after a pileup crash that happened June 9 on the north side of Indianapolis.

According to IMPD, officers responded to a crash at E 52nd St and N Keystone Ave just before 5 p.m.

One of the drivers, 28-year-old Kiana Burns, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but later died from her injuries. Burns, a mother of four, gave the gift of life to five other people through organ donation before her death.

Preliminary investigation shows six vehicles were stopped at the light northbound at N Keystone Ave and E 52nd St. A seventh vehicle, a white Lincoln, struck one of the vehicles that was stopped, a dark-colored Pontiac. This resulted in a chain reaction causing damage to all seven vehicles.

There were no other reported injuries.

On June 17, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office announced Kelli Anderson, 55, is charged with reckless homicide and six counts of criminal recklessness in connection with the deadly crash.

“When drivers fail to the meet their responsibilities on the road, it can result in devastating consequences,” Prosecutor Mears said. “Because of this incident, four young children have lost their mother.”

Online court records show an initial hearing for Anderson is scheduled for June 21.