Police identify two killed in Indianapolis weekend crash
Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a weekend crash that killed two people.
Sherelle Davis, 25, and Mercedes McGinnis, 22, were killed in the crash. The Marion County coroner determined that both died from blunt force trauma in the crash.
Tiffany McGinnis, 27, of Indianapolis, was driving the vehicle. She was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and serious injury. She is currently being held in the Marion County Jail.
McGinnis voluntarily submitted to a blood draw.
It happened after 3:00 am in the 7400 block of East 30th Street on Sunday morning. Police were initially called to the scene to investigate a business burglar alarm, but then they got a second call that someone needed help.
When officers arrived they found a car that had crashed into a building. Sherelle Davis and Mercedes McGinnis were ejected from the vehicle and later died from their injuries.
Investigators believe that the Chevy Impala was traveling south on Richardt Avenue approaching the intersection of E. 30th St. where it comes to a dead-end. Officers believe the vehicle's driver continued south through the dead-end, went over a guard rail, rolled and crashed into a building. The vehicle caused external damage to the Univar USA Inc. building. No one was inside the building at the time of the crash.
Officers have reasons to believe that alcohol may been involved and have requested members of the FACT team to conduct an investigation.
Two other occupants of the vehicle were transported to area hospitals, both in stable condition.