NewsLocal News / August 24, 2020

Woman, 71, Dies After Colliding With Indianapolis Fire Truck

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the fatal crash involving an Indianapolis Fire Department truck that was responding Sunday morning to a possible fire. - Provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the fatal crash involving an Indianapolis Fire Department truck that was responding Sunday morning to a possible fire.

Provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 71-year-old woman died after her vehicle collided with an Indianapolis fire truck and became struck on its windshield before falling off and sliding 100 feet, fire officials said.

The Indianapolis Fire Department said the fire engine was responding to reported possible fire Sunday morning when a woman driving a silver 2002 Jeep Liberty collided with it on the city's south side.

The department said in a release that the Jeep “affixed itself on the engine windshield and traveled about 100 feet before disengaging from the windshield and sliding another 100 feet to a stop."

The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officials have not yet released her name.

A firefighter who suffered facial cuts from glass shards strewn inside the fire truck when the impact damaged its windshield was taken to a hospital for treatment. Fire officials said the vehicle sustained significant damage to its front and side, and equipment was ripped from its holders.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the crash.

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