Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double-Fatal Collision North of Hazelwood

Hazelwood – The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office in addition to the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 1, 2024, at the intersection of South County Road 0 and County Road 900 S., north of Hazelwood.

At approximately 07:35am, Hendricks County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection and located two vehicles, both with severe damage; a black Chevrolet Traverse, occupied by four adults and a black GMC Sierra Pickup, occupied by one adult and two children. 

Two passengers in the black Traverse were pronounced dead on the scene and another passenger in the Traverse was transported to an area hospital by St.Vincent StatFlight in critical condition.  The driver of the Traverse, the driver of the GMC pickup and the two children were transported to area hospitals by ambulance and are believed to be in stable condition.

Preliminary investigation indicates the black Chevrolet Traverse was traveling eastbound on County Road 900 S.  The Traverse is believed to have disregarded the stop sign at South County Road 0.  The Traverse struck a black GMC pickup, which was traveling northbound on South County Road 0. 

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstructionist Team is actively investigating this crash.  In addition to disregarding a stop sign, excessive speed of the Traverse is a possible contributing factor.  Toxicology results are pending.  No charges have been filed at this time.

Names are being withheld to ensure proper notifications have been made to the families of the deceased. 

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