The Herald Bulletin

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June 24, 2014

Woman killed in fiery crash in I-69 construction zone

ANDERSON, Ind. —

ANDERSON — For the third time in less than a month, an accident on a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 69 claimed a life.

A crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and three other vehicles killed a female motorist Monday night just north of exit 222 on Interstate 69.

On June 3, 4-year-old Tavionna Ford of Indianapolis died in a two-vehicle accident near the Daleville exit at the 234 mile marker. The car Ford was riding in was rear-ended by a pickup truck and pushed off the road. According to a police report of the accident, a flat tire may have caused the car to stop on the highway, causing the pickup to crash into them. Ford was wearing a seat belt, but was not strapped into a proper child restraint, police said.

On May 29, Amber Davidson, 23, of Fishers, was killed near mile marker 217 after her car drove off I-69, hit the median barrier and landed in a creek. No cause for the accident has been determined. 

The most recent accident on Monday happened around 11:20 p.m. when a northbound semi, driven by Kim D. McCall, 58, of St. Ann, Mo., failed to slow down while entering a construction zone, Indiana State Police said. McCall plowed into the back of the victim's car and the impact pushed the car into the back of a pickup truck. The car burst into flames on impact, according to police. The driver of the car was killed at the scene but a name had not been released Tuesday evening.

Marian Dunnichay, the Madison County coroner, said her office, working with state police and a forensic pathologist, got a presumptive identification of the victim late Tuesday. They will not be releasing the name until they get confirmation from dental records. The only thing they know for sure is the victim was a female. The dental record results will not be available until Wednesday.

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