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Fatal Crash on the Indianapolis West Side

On December 19, at approximately 3:20 p.m., there was a two vehicle head on crash on I-70 EB at the 73.3mm.

Preliminary investigation and witness statements reveled that Martha Southwick, 75, of Terre Haute, IN was operating a 2007 Dodge Caravan WB on I-70 at the 73.3 mm. According to the ISP crash reconstructionists, tire rub and wheel lug impressions on the right rear of the Caravan indicates a commercial motor vehicle made contact causing the van to veer to the right. The driver then overcorrected, crossed the grass median and struck an EB 2014 Chevrolet passenger car head on. The driver of the passenger car, Chasity Montavo, 41, of Greenwood, IN and her front seat male passenger were transported to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. Southwick, the only person in the van, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The commercial motor vehicle did not stop.

The right lane of I-70 EB at the scene of the crash was closed for approximately two and half hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage cleared.

The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in car crashes. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Source: Nixle