Driver cut from SUV after U.S. 31 crash

INDIANAPOLIS - A driver had to be cut from an SUV by firefighters Thursday after a three-car collision on U.S. 31 South.

At 1:17 p.m., Indianapolis emergency crews were dispatched to U.S. 31 South just north of the intersection with Southport Road.

According to witnesses, two vehicles in the southbound lanes of U.S. 31 became tangled and lost control, entering the northbound lanes. They vehicles then struck a Ryder rental truck carrying half a load of dog food, shearing the axle and crushing the front of one of the vehicles, an SUV.

Firefighters were called to extricate the driver of the SUV, who was transported conscious and alert to Methodist Hospital.

The drivers of the other two vehicles were not hospitalized.

IMPD said it is still investigating the cause of the accident.

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