Cars tangle in crash near Crown Hill

(WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police believe a vehicle running a red light caused a crash that trapped someone inside a wrecked vehicle early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. at 38th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets and shut down the westbound lanes of West 38th Street. A car and van collided, but it’s unclear which vehicle ran the light. Three men were in the vehicles, and it took firefighters about an hour to free one of them from the wreckage.

Everyone was expected to be OK, though all three were taken to Indianapolis hospitals for treatment.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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