Man hit on I-465 while attempting to jump start car

Accident on I-465 on November 29, 2014. Robert Butler arrested for OWI causing bodily injury. (WISH-TV)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana State Police said a man was hit by a car on I-465 after trying to jump start his car with his sister early Saturday morning.

According to police, Latin McKinney, 25, of Indianapolis, and his sister were attempting to jump start his car at mile marker 37 when a car smashed into their cars, which were parked on the shoulder of I-465 northbound.

McKinney’s sister told police she yelled for him to move after she saw the car heading their way. McKinney jumped out of the way, but the car hit his lower leg.

ISP Trooper David Ploog used a Combat Application Tourniquet on McKinney’s leg to stop the bleeding. McKinney was taken to St. Vincent Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the car was driven by Robert Butler, 44, of Fishers. Butler had a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .18 percent at the time of the crash, according to ISP.

He was arrested on operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily damage, operating while intoxicated causing endangerment and operating while intoxicated with a BAC of .15% or higher charges.

Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash but no other injuries were reported.

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