2 INDOT workers hit on I-70 near Keystone on Indy’s near east side


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two INDOT workers were hit on I-70 eastbound near Keystone on the near east side of Indianapolis.

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, emergency crew were called to the scene of the crash.

One worker was treated and released at the scene, and the other worker was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Authorities say the driver of the car, a 23-year-old Indianapolis woman, was not injured in the crash. Nonetheless, she was taken to Eskenazi Hospital to be checked out and for a blood draw, which is standard practice.

A preliminary investigation shows INDOT crews were working in the right two lanes and had several safety trucks with emergency lights blocking the lanes. As the driver entered I-70 off the ramp from Keystone Avenue, police say she sideswiped a van, swerved back into the closed lanes, lost control and struck the two workers along with a piece construction equipment.

Four lanes of I-70 EB were closed at Keystone Avenue for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated.

Police say no criminal charges have been filed at this time, however, the investigation is ongoing.

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