September 23, 2013
The Indiana State Police investigated a single vehicle/ pedestrian crash on SB I-465 at the 17.2 mm. (near 38th street). The crash was reported at approximately 8:19 p.m. on Saturday.
Preliminary information has revealed that the female was walking in the I-465 north bound median and crawled over the concrete median barrier. The female then attempted to cross the SB lanes and was struck by a pickup in the far right lane.
She has been pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
No other injuries were reported.
The deceased has been positively identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as Melissa Simmons, 31, of Indianapolis. The family has been notified.
The driver of the pickup, David Sinclair, 55, of Avon, was not injured. Troopers did not observe any signs of impairment and Sinclair submitted to a breath test with negative results.
Troopers were unable to locate a disabled vehicle in the vicinity. The crash remains under investigation.