Fatal crashes on both sides of town leave 2 dead

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people are dead after accidents on opposite sides of town this morning.

Metro police first responded to a two vehicle crash at Rockville Road and I-465 on the west side around 2:15 a.m.   A Buick Sedan heading eastbound on I-465 struck a Ford Mustang, killing the male passenger inside.

Officials had to pry their way into the Mustang to rescue two male occupants, who were both trapped.  It took crews ten minutes to extricate the trapped patients. The surviving passenger was removed and transported to Eskenazi Health with non-life threatening injures.

The other vehicle in that same collision contained one male occupant, who was also taken to Eskenazi Health with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to have played a factor with drivers of both vehicles.

Then around 4:30 this morning, police responded to a separate crash at Brookville Road and South Pasadena Street on the east side.  A van heading westbound struck a curb, then a guard rail. The vehicle flipped, ejecting and killing the driver.

Both incidents remain under investigation.  The results from the blood tests officials drew in the Rockville Road crash are expected to take several weeks.

Check back here for more details as they become available.

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