Fishers man killed in I-69 crash
A Fishers man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that closed Interstate 69 for several hours Monday afternoon.
Preliminary investigation shows that 38-year-old Michael Peed was stopped in traffic in the right northbound lane of the interstate, waiting to exit onto 116th Street. His vehicle was struck from behind by a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by 45-year-old Maurice Calhoun of Indianapolis, who did not brake. The force of that crash pushed Peed's Honda Civic into a Chevrolet Cobalt that was waiting in front of him and into the path of an oncoming semi, which struck the Civic in the driver's side door.
The semi, driven by 57-year-old Timothy Brown of Indianapolis, veered to the left and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 60-year-old Gary Robinson of Noblesville.
Peed was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries.
The driver of the Cobalt, 52-year-old Dean Clark of Noblesville, was taken to Riverview Hospital for knee and neck pain. A passenger in the Suburban was taken to IU Saxony for leg pain. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation into the crash, which happened around 4 p.m. and closed the highway as far south as I-465 for several hours, is ongoing.