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Pregnant Woman Killed in Indianapolis Hit-and-Run

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

Police are looking for the driver of a car responsible for an accident that killed a pregnant woman Wednesay morning.

Details about the Accident that Killed the Pregnant Woman

The Indy Star is reporting that police are currently searching for the driver who fled the scene of an accident that killed a pregnant woman.

According to the Marion County coroner’s office, the woman who was killed in the accident has been identified as 23-year-old Antoinette Johnson.

The coroner further said that while Johnson appeared to have been pregnant, the “gestational status” of the pregnancy was unknown at the time of the accident.

The police first responded to the scene of the single-car crash shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday near New York Street and Bradley Avenue. Both alcohol and excessive speeds are believed to have been factors in the accident.

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was driving east on New York Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit a fire hydrant, two traffic signs, went airborne, and then flipped over. The car finally came to a rest after hitting a retaining wall of a house near the intersection of East New York Street and North Bradley Avenue.

When the police arrived at the scene, they found Johnson unconscious in the front seat of the car and partially ejected from the vehicle. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Investigators from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team were called to the scene of the accident to investigate.

Drunk Driving Statistics in Indiana

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • From 2003-2012, there were 2,210 people that were killed in Indiana in accidents involving a drunk driver.
  • People ages 21-34 had the highest rate of death out of any age group in Indiana at a rate of 7.2 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012.
  • In Indiana in 2012, 1.6 percent of people that were questions had reported driving after they had had too much to drink at some point in the past 30 days. 

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