UPDATE: GoFundMe set up for services for woman killed in 3-vehicle crash in Fountain Square

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Police have identified a woman who was killed in a three-vehicle crash that closed the intersection of State and Prospect in Fountain Square earlier Monday.

The victim was identified as 63-year-old Donna Niblock of Indianapolis. Her grandson and another woman in the same vehicle remain in critical condition.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for Niblock's funeral services. Click here to donate.

Police say they began a pursuit after a suspect in a Chevy Tahoe who was involved in a theft at the Beech Grove Walmart on Emerson Avenue. That suspect was later identified as 21-year-old Matthew Edmonds of Indianapolis. Edmonds was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, theft and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

"It was in the other lane going head-on toward traffic and he was going hit and miss cars," said witness Pam Shireman. "Then, the Beech Grove Police was following him on the other side in the right way of going."

The high-speed chased continued northbound on Emerson Avenue until police decided the area was becoming too congested to continue. They terminated the chase, but the Tahoe continued down Emerson at a high rate of speed.

Police say they continued to monitor the SUV.

It ran a red light around 8:15 a.m. at State and Prospect in Fountain Square, hitting a a black truck with three passengers. The truck then hit a car.

The three occupants of the black pickup truck were said to be in extremely critical condition at the accident scene. The adult female driver was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, but did not survive her injuries. An adult female passenger was also transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where she remains in critical condition. A young male passenger was transported to Riley Hospital, where he remains in extremely critical condition. The boy is a student at William McKinney School 39. The driver of the third vehicle involved in this collision was not injured.

Edmonds jumped out of the Tahoe and tried to run. He was taken into police custody and then taken to Eskenazi for minor injuries.

Timeline:

· 8:07 a.m.-Initial call into dispatch on a theft-in-progress run at Walmart 4650 South Emerson Avenue

· 8:10 a.m.-Beech Grove Police Department dispatched and arrived at the Walmart

· 8:11 a.m.-Beech Grove Police Department initiates pursuit of suspect vehicle

· 8:14 a.m.-Beech Grove Police Department terminates pursuit

· 8:15 a.m.-IMPD supervisor terminates pursuit

· 8:18 a.m.-IMPD officer observes suspect vehicle near East Pleasant Run Avenue and South State Avenue

· 8:19 a.m.-Fatal accident occurs at East Prospect Street and South State Avenue/Suspect flees from vehicle.

· 8:21 a.m.-Suspect apprehended without incident