Police: Man struck on I-65 after fleeing from traffic stop on near south side
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police say a New Castle man was struck by a vehicle while fleeing from an officer on I-65 Friday night.
The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. when a trooper pulled over a vehicle just north of Keystone Ave. When speaking with the occupants of the car, the officer reportedly could smell marijuana from inside.
When the officer asked the occupants for identification, police say a passenger, 26-year-old Timothy Williams, presented a fake ID. The trooper asked him to step out of the vehicle. That’s when police say Williams ran away, jumped a median and was struck by the vehicle.
Troopers immediately summoned medics to the scene and began medical aid. He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Police say the driver of the car that struck Williams stopped at the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation.
The driver of the car that was originally pulled over for the traffic violation is being detained and questioned by police.
Police later discovered that Williams has a warrant for his arrest for child molestation.
This incident is still under investigation.