1 dead in 7-vehicle crash involving Ind. ambulance

Two EMTs were transported for non-life-threatening injuries after a seven-vehicle crash in Camby left a woman dead and six people hospitalized, including two children


Sarah Nelson
The Indianapolis Star

CAMBY, Ind. — A seven-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Camby left a woman dead and six people hospitalized, including two children, police said.

Indianapolis police responded about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Camby Road and State Road 67, where they found seven cars crashed back-to-back in the northbound lane of State Road 67. A Richmond ambulance and semi were among them.

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Officer William Young with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. One of the people hospitalized is in critical condition. Police believe the two children are in stable condition.

A crash caused the brakes of the semi to catch fire, Decatur Township Fire officials said. The fire was out by 4 p.m.

Police said they had not determined what caused the accident as of late Monday afternoon.

Young said Indiana State Police assisted in the investigation since it involved a tractor trailer, which he says is standard procedure. The driver is cooperating, Young said, and will undergo a standard blood draw.

Two medics inside the ambulance involved in the crash were taken to the hospital with "minor injuries."

A woman who arrived at the strip mall near the scene after the crash said one of the medics immediately "jumped" out of the ambulance and tried helping the people inside the car in front.

"I can't imagine being hit so hard by a vehicle and getting out to help anybody," the woman, who identified herself as Jackie Q., said. "She did her job to the fullest."

Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@indystar.com or 317-503-7514.

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