West side crash kills elderly man

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A two-vehicle crash on the west side killed one person and left another injured Tuesday evening.

Police were called to the scene near the intersection of Washington Street and Holt Road around 6:23 p.m. on a report of a personal injury accident.

When officers arrived, they learned an elderly man driving a sedan pulled out in front of a pickup truck. Police believe he was blinded by the setting sun.

The elderly man was unresponsive and the pickup driver appeared to have suffered serious injury. Both of them were transported to Eskenazi Hospital. The elderly man did not survive. The driver of the pickup was alert and conscious with a possible broken leg.

The driver of the pickup will be subjected to a blood draw, as is standard procedure for a fatal accident.

Motorists are reminded to take extra care driving when low visibility conditions exist. Anyone with information about this incident or others can contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).

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