INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 7-year-old is dead and two adults are in critical condition after being hit in a school zone on the east side Tuesday afternoon.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say the two-vehicle crash occurred in the 5500 block of East Washington Street just after 4 p.m. That is near the intersection of East Washington Street and North Ritter Avenue where IPS George Julian School 57 is located.
Police said one of the adults was a crossing guard and they believe the child was a student at the school.
All three victims were transported to area hospitals. The child died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The drivers of the cars stayed at the scene and are cooperating with the investigation, according to police.
A neighbor who lives near the intersection told News 8, he unfortunately saw something like this coming.
“They should look around and see these 25 mile an hour speed limit signs, they got the flashing lights and they’re supposed to slow down. But some of them don’t they fly through here,” said Robert Lee Kassing Jr.
He said he’s seen several scary situations over the years involving reckless driving in the area. However, he said this one has been the toughest.
“I got two grandkids and I got a daughter, so I feel for the parents, I feel sorry for them. This should have never happened,” said Kassing Jr.
Police said two cars collided, and one or both hit the three victims. At this point, IMPD said it’s too soon to tell if it was a road rage situation, or distracted driving.