Man dies after car collides with fire hydrant, tree

A man was killed after a crash on the city’s west side Feb. 7, 2018 at Country Club Road between 10th Street and Rockville Road when a man clipped a fire hydrant and struck a tree head-on while driving. (Photo Provided/Wayne Township Fire Department)

UPDATE

The man killed in the crash was identified Feb. 12 as Kim Michael, 53, of Indianapolis. The cause of death was blunt force injuries from the crash.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One man was killed following a crash on the city’s west side Wednesday.

It happened just before 1 p.m. at Country Club Road between 10th Street and Rockville Road when a man clipped a fire hydrant and struck a tree head on while driving.

Officials are reporting that one man was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition following the crash, but later died. It is unclear if the driver died from trauma from the crash or had a medical emergency.

The area was shutdown afterward for cleanup.

No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.