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June 15, 2014

Six injured, one in critical condition after violent crash

ANDERSON — Six people were hurt and at least one sustained life-threatening injuries in a serious two-car accident late Saturday night.

Anderson Police Department spokesman Joel Sandefur said the department was not releasing the names involved yet because the wreck is under criminal investigation.

The collision happened at about 11:20 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of 23rd Street and Central Avenue and involved a 2000 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV and a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

According to Sandefur, the Trailblazer was stopped at a red light at the intersection when it was rear-ended at high speed by the Cavalier. Witnesses told detectives the Cavalier was driving erratically and very fast.

The impact injured the driver of the SUV, Michael Hough of Anderson, and three passengers who were the in vehicle with him. All four were transported to St. Vincent Anderson Hospital, and all four had been released as of Sunday afternoon.

The two people in the Cavalier had to be extricated from the badly damaged car by rescue crews. Sandefur said it was unclear which person was the driver. One of the people in the car was flown by medical helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital on 86th Street in Indianapolis. As of Sunday afternoon, that person was still in critical condition.

Sandefur said drugs and alcohol are believed to have played a role in the accident, which is still under investigation.

Police shut down the area of the collision for about four hours early Sunday morning as crews cleaned up and investigators looked for evidence.

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