INDIANAPOLIS, Ind -- The families of the two men that died after a vehicle struck an IndyGo bus stop shelter they were sitting in early Sunday morning say they’re looking for answers in the deaths of their loved ones.
Police were dispatched to the scene near the intersection of 29th St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. around 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they found the three pedestrians lying on the ground.
“I don’t think anyone wakes up or lays down with the thought that today is going to be my last day,” Minister Kenneth Scott of the Barnes United Methodist Church said.
The driver of the vehicle told police he was traveling south on MLK, approaching 29th St. when a vehicle traveling east on 29th ran the light at MLK, forcing the driver off the road and into the bus stop.
All three pedestrians were critically injured and transported to area hospitals. One of the victims, Marvin Kinchlow, 61, succumbed to his injuries and died at Eskenazi. A second victim, Eugene Guzman, 59, died later in the day. The third victim remains in critical condition.
“It’ll be a sad world without him every time you walked up to him he was making you laugh,” Eugene Guzman’s sister Juanita said.
Police say alcohol did not seem to be a factor in the crash.
On Monday, dozens of family members, friends, and community members gathered near the bus stop to build a small memorial to the men. Dozens of flowers, and teddy bears were laid where the bus shelter used to sit in their honor.
“It makes a family member feel special and let a family member know that there’s people out there that love him too and it just brings joy to your heart to see stuff like that.”
The families of both Guzman and Kinchlow say now they're only hoping for answers to match their grief. They say if there is someone else out there responsible for causing this accident they want to know who it is. IMPD says the person who was driving the car that hit the three men has not been arrested and at this point it’s unclear what charges if any he’ll face.