Fishermen discover fatal crash in creek near I-70 in Hendricks County

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (June 6, 2015)–One person was killed, a second injured in a bizarre crash along Interstate 70, west of Plainfield, Saturday evening.

Around 7:10 p.m., the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department got a phone call from a pair of fishermen who said they found a passenger vehicle that was upside down in White Lick Creek.

The scene was just off Interstate 70 near the 63 mile marker which is about 3 miles west of the Plainfield exit.

Investigators say 22 year old passenger, Shanice Falls and her 60 year old grandmother, Janice Ellington, were in the car.

Police say Shanice died on the scene. Janice was still alive, but had to be extricated.

She was alert and talking to rescue crews and was transported to Eskenazi Hospital.

Investigators say the two women were from Tucson, Arizona. They were driving to Ohio to see family.

Accident investigators believe the vehicle was originally eastbound on I-70.

Police say for a yet unknown reason, the car left the roadway, crossed the median and the westbound lanes of the interstate before leaving the roadway again on the north side.

There were no witnesses to the actual crash and police say it is not known how long the car had been in the creek.

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