One killed, two seriously injured after car crashes into near east side home

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- One person is dead and two others injured in a bizarre crash on Indy’s near east side Tuesday morning.

The driver of an SUV lost control on Brookside Parkway South Drive killing a pedestrian who was simply walking down the sidewalk before slamming into a house.

To the amazement of neighbors the mangled SUV had to be airlifted out of the yard following a deadly wreck.

“This is more like a stunt you’d see in a movie. You know it’s crazy,” said neighbor Dan Higgens.

The high-wire removal came several hours after the driver of the SUV killed someone walking on the sidewalk in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“We found his shoes here on the sidewalk.  He was literally knocked out of his shoes.  It was just bad luck for him,” said Higgens.

Police say the SUV first left the road and hit the victim walking on the sidewalk.  Tire tracks show how the driver went up a hill, flew through two yards and crashed into a home.

Neighbors say accidents in this area are all too common.

“I’ve lived her for 27 years so I’ve seen numerous wrecks in this 2 block area,” said Higgens.

“The driver of the SUV that struck the pedestrian was driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.

Witnesses told police the driver had been speeding down the street before the crash.  The SUV eventually spun sideways in the air before causing significant damage to the home.

“He struck part of the sidewalk and then his vehicle went airborne and as you see it’s a very odd scene,” said Hamer.

“It was very bizarre and very strange,” said Higgens.

Police did take a blood sample from the driver to see if drugs or alcohol may have also played a role in the accident.

After police cleared the scene, neighbors just hope drivers learn to slow down on the street.

“The speed limit on the parkway is 30 miles an hour, but no one drives 30,” said Higgens.

The two people in the SUV were taken to the hospital.

So far no arrests have been made.

Luckily, the 4 people inside this home, including two young kids, were not hurt in the crash.

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