PENDLETON — The Hamilton County coroner confirmed blunt force trauma as the cause of death for Amber Davidson, a 23-year-old Fishers woman who was killed in a traffic accident May 29.
Coroner Thurl Cecil said on Friday that Davidson's cause of death was linked directly to the impact of the accident. The day of the accident at about 4 p.m., a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Davidson left the roadway for an unknown reason while heading south on Interstate 69. Near mile marker 217, between the Pendleton and Lapel exits, the Intrepid drove into the rocky median, down an embankment and into a creek.
Witnesses told police the Intrepid went into the median, struck cable barriers, continued off the embankment and came to a stop in the creek below. Two motorists left their vehicles to help Davidson out of the car before rescue crews arrived.
Davidson was taken by ambulance to IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers shortly after the accident. She was pronounced dead soon after arriving.
Police are still unsure why the vehicle left the roadway and are also investigating an incident in Anderson involving Davidson's car just before the fatal accident. Minutes before, the Anderson Police Department received a complaint that a vehicle matching the Intrepid's description and license plate information had caused damage to two vehicles parked in the lot of the Xerox call center next to the interstate. APD spokesman Joel Sandefur said the car was seen hitting two other vehicles then speeding from the lot at 2828 Enterprise Drive. It's unclear what, if any, connection there is between the two incidents.
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