Woman dies in crash involving Indianapolis fire truck

  • Source: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
  • Published: 08/24/2020 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: IMPD is investigating after a woman was killed when her car collided with an IFD fire engine at the intersection of Shelby Street and Southern Avenue Sunday morning. Around 10:45 a.m., the IFD truck was responding, with lights and sirens activated, to a possible residence fire on Sumner Avenue. On the way to the fire, the IFD truck collided with a Silver Jeep Liberty driven by a 71-year-old woman at the intersection. IFD officials say, "the car collided with the engine at the intersection, affixed itself on the engine windshield and traveled about 100 feet before disengaging from the windshield and sliding another 100 feet to a stop." The engine sustained significant damage to the front and side, with equipment ripped from its holders and windshield glass strewn throughout the interior, according to officials. There were four IFD firefighters on board who were all wearing seat belts. One of the firefighters was transported to Methodist for cuts to their face from the windshield glass.


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