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After being struck by a car on Interstate 65, an Indiana state policeman is in critical condition



Indianapolis, Indiana – Following a car accident on Interstate 65 close to downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night, a state policeman from Indiana is in critical condition.

Indiana State Police identified the policeman as policeman Azariah Keith.

On Saturday around 8:45 p.m., Keith was stopped on the left side of I-65 southbound close to 30th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to assist a pedestrian who had a flat tire. To control traffic and close off the left lane, another trooper arrived. About thirty minutes later, Keith had finished assisting with the tire change.

During the process of relocating his equipment into his trunk, a 2018 Chevy Equinox accelerated toward the area. The Equinox “swerved around the trooper who was blocking the left lane, lost control, and crashed into the concrete median, striking (Keith), then (Keith’s) police car,” according to a statement from the State Police on Sunday.

The other trooper took quick care of Keith until emergency medical assistance could be provided. After that, he was transferred in serious condition to Eskenazi Hospital.

Despite Keith’s severe injuries, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said that he should recover.

Armaandeep Singh, 22, of Indianapolis, was the driver of the Equinox when he was pulled over on a preliminary allegation of driving while drunk and causing serious bodily injury.

Singh underwent field sobriety testing, after which he was brought to the Marion County jail and given a blood sample at a hospital. Singh’s blood test results are still pending, according to the police.

During the investigation, Indiana State Police blocked all southbound lanes on I-65 for about three hours.





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