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IFD battalion chief in crash that totaled van

IFD said a van pulled to the right and stopped for the fire vehicle to pass then the driver "inexplicably" made a sharp left turn into the path of the fire vehicle.
Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department
An Indianapolis Fire Department vehicle traveling toward a fire on the near northeast side was in a crash with another vehicle that left both vehicles severely damaged and at least one of the drivers injured.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Fire Department's battalion chief was traveling to a near northeast side fire when his vehicle collided with a van. 

IFD Battalion Chief Kevin Jones was going toward a fire in the 2400 block of Beckwith Drive just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Jones was about two blocks away from the fire when a van pulled to the right and stopped. IFD claims the driver then "inexplicably" made a sharp left turn crossing into the path of the fire vehicle. 

Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department

The two vehicles collided, pushing Jones' vehicle into the opposing lane and up onto the grass. The crash took out the front right side of the fire vehicle and totaled the SUV.

The other driver was trapped in her vehicle with her driver’s side door taking the brunt of the impact. 

Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department
An Indianapolis Fire Department vehicle traveling toward a fire on the near northeast side was in a crash with another vehicle that left both vehicles severely damaged and at least one of the drivers injured.

After about 15 minutes, first responders were able to help her out of her vehicle. She and Jones were both taken to an area hospital with slight injuries.

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