Police question ex-boyfriend in deadly head-on collision involving exes

1 killed, 2 injured in early Sunday crash

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man accused of rear-ending his ex-girlfriend's car, causing a fatal crash, was questioned by police Monday.

Officers had been searching for Seantel Marsden, 41, after the crash early Saturday in the 6000 block of East 82nd Street.

Rashshaad Artis, 29, and Shanntel Lewis, 33, were driving westbound when they said they were struck from behind several times by a vehicle driven by Marsden, Lewis' ex-boyfriend, who Lewis had a protective order against, police said.

That propelled their vehicle into oncoming traffic, where it struck an eastbound vehicle head-on, police said.

Artis was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Lewis was taken to Methodist Hospital for injuries including a broken arm, broken jaw and lacerated liver.

A passenger in the eastbound vehicle, Tara Bain, 40, who is pregnant, complained of pain and was transported to a hospital.

Witnesses told police that the two westbound vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed, cut each other off and ran several red lights.

Marsden's white Ford F150 Dually pickup truck was found near 38th Street and Washington Boulevard on Indianapolis' north side early Monday.

Marsden, accompanied by an attorney, turned himself in to police at 10 a.m. He was questioned by detectives and released.

A source close to the investigation told RTV6's Jack Rinehart that police are still investigating key evidence in the crash.

"They have to do a physical exam of the crash, speak with other witnesses. There may be some toxicology tests they are waiting to come back," said Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Mike Hewitt. "When they put all that together, the detectives will take another look at the case and make a determination."

Police said they believe there are other witnesses to Saturday's crash that have not come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

In 2011, Lewis made a similar allegation against Marsden, accusing him of chasing her in traffic. Police did not find any evidence of a pursuit, but did discover a handgun in Marsden's car, which he was not allowed to have because he is a convicted felon, police said.

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