Police identify woman killed Saturday trying to cross I-465
Last Updated: 74 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Police have identified the woman who was killed this weekend trying to cross a major interstate in Indianapolis on foot.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said Saturday they responded around 8:20 p.m. to a vehicle-pedestrian crash on southbound Interstate 465 near 38th Street.
Investigators said Melissa Simmons, 31, of Indianapolis, had been walking in the I-465 northbound median and crawled over the concrete median barrier. Police said she then tried to cross the southbound lanes and was hit by a pickup truck in the far right lane.
Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the pickup was not injured, and ISP said troopers did not see any signs of his impairment. Police also said the pickup driver submitted to a breathalyzer test, which was negative for alcohol use.
ISP said troopers were unable to locate a disabled vehicle in the area that Simmons may have abandoned. The crash remains under investigation.
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