Police: Airport officer hit man changing tire on I-65

Lindsey Standeford (Provided Photo/ IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One person was hospitalized in very critical condition after being hit by an SUV while changing a tire on the side of Interstate 65.

It happened around 4 a.m. on Interstate 65 north near the Meridian Street exit.

A witness at the scene says the driver ran over pothole while driving on I-65. That driver called his mom to help change the tire. She and her boyfriend, Paul Hines, 58, of Indianapolis, responded to help change the tire.

As the mom’s boyfriend was trying to change the tire, an SUV, driven by Lindsay Standeford, 24, of Mooresville, hit the car. The car was pushed forward, pinning Hines between the car and the guardrail.

Hines was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in very critical condition.

Standeford was taken to APC for a BAC test. Tests showed she had a .14 percent BAC, which is almost twice over the legal limit. She was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, a Class D felony.

Officials confirm Standeford is employed by the Airport Police Department. She was off duty and with a friend at the time of the crash.

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