Visitation held for 3 killed in alleged street racing crash

Police say three people were killed in a street racing accident, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A visitation was held Saturday for three people killed in what police called an illegal street race.

The visitation was held at Usher Funeral Home on the near west side.

The Indianapolis Fire Department said the crash happened around 11:45 p.m. Dec. 24.

No charges have been filed.

According to IFD, a black Mustang traveling southbound on East Street lost control, jumped the median and collided head-on with a Chevy Trailblazer that was headed northbound.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victims Monday as 52-year-old Rebecca Rodriguez-Gomez, her 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Alday-Rodriguez, and 59-year-old Rogelio Legorreta. Legorreta, the driver, was reportedly a church friend of the other two.

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, the Mustang and a Corvette were racing before the crash. Witnesses told police that the Mustang and Corvette were stopped at a red light and were revving their engines. They said when the light turned green, both vehicles took off at a high rate of speed like they were racing.

Witnesses described the driver of the Mustang “flooring it,” causing the vehicle to fishtail and cross in front of the Corvette. The Mustang then hit the median and collided with the Chevy Trailblazer.

The police report says the driver of the Corvette initially left the scene but was brought back by a family member.

The adult man and adult woman in the Chevy Trailblazer, Legorreta and Rodriguez-Gomez, died at the scene. Crews took 12-year-old Jasmine Alday-Rodriguez, who was also in the Trailblazer, to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition. She died at the hospital.

Four people were in the Mustang at the time of the crash. Crews took the driver and a passenger, both 20-year-old men, to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in good condition. A 20-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in good condition. The IMPD police report states that no one in the Mustang could remember what happened.

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