FISHERS, Ind. — State police say two people died Wednesday in a crash on Interstate 69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
It occurred just before 6 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-69 near the 204 mile marker. That is near the 106th Street exit.
A state trooper who arrived just after the crash told dispatchers there were two people injured in one car and both were trapped inside.
Firefighters extricated the victims but both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police later identified the victims as Marcus Padgett, 19, Spencer and Anna Robertson, 17, Pendleton.
A preliminary investigation indicates the car, going south on the highway, swerved to avoid shredded tire debris on the road. The driver of the car lost control and spun into the path of a semi tractor trailer.
The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries.
The highway was closed for several hours after the collision. It was reopened around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said there is no indication that alcohol or other impairment was involved.
An investigation into the crash is underway.