Fatal Car Accident in Indianapolis Yesterday
Yesterday’s fatal car accident in Indianapolis involved two vehicles. The crash occurred near the 113-mile marker on I-65 on the southbound side. The highway was closed between 21st and Meridian streets and all traffic was diverted to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./West Street exit. Authorities are still investigating the crash.
Initial reports by police stated that two people had been killed in the accident. However, the Indiana State Police quickly corrected their report. The Indiana Metro Police Department is taking over the investigation, and the department’s internal affairs department is investigating the procedure used by police during the pursuit. The highway will remain closed for several hours.
The Indiana State Police identified Eduard Chekhun, 28, as the sole occupant of that burning vehicle. The fire was so intense that many people tried to help, but it was too much to put out. Two lanes were closed for two hours after the crash. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
The accident occurred early Sunday morning. Indiana State University students Christian Eubanks, Caleb VanHooser, and Jayden Musili were killed in the collision. All three were former students who played football at the school. The two passengers were injured in the crash. The driver, however, was declared dead at the scene. The football team was forced to postpone practice Monday.