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Crash and shooting investigation closes I-465 northbound on Indy's west side

Police believe a shooting led to the crash that occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Monday morning.

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating a crash with one person dead on Interstate 465 near Interstate 74 on Indianapolis' west side early Monday morning.

Police believe the crash into the median barrier near Crawfordsville Road was the result of a shooting before the crash. Both people in the car "had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds," according to a State Police spokesman. 

Miguel Emery, 28, died from possible gunshot wounds, according to the prosecutor's office. The other person was taken to the hospital, police said. Authorities have not shared the identity of the person taken to the hospital.

The crash occurred around 4 a.m. on the northbound side of I-465 just south of the Interstate 74/Crawfordsville Road interchange and north of 21st Street.

All lanes of I-465 northbound were closed and traffic was being diverted onto Crawfordsville Road at around 5 a.m. 

The closure lasted through the morning rush. Traffic on I-465 was backed up to Sam Jones Expressway exit near the airport by 8 a.m.

Credit: INDOT
A police investigation on I-465 closed northbound lanes and backed up traffic on the west side of Indianapolis for hours Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2021.

By the time police were able to reopen the right lane at 9 a.m., the backup had built to approximately four miles to the U.S. 40/Washington Street interchange. 

All lanes were fully open shortly after 10 a.m.