INDIANAPOLIS – Investigators from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Unit are investigating after a one-car crash kills a North Central High School student.
Just after 9:00 p.m. Saturday, IMPD officers were dispatched to the intersection of Washington Blvd. W. Drive and E. 91st St. in reference to a vehicle into a tree. Officers arrived and discovered a one vehicle crash where the driver of that vehicle was unresponsive and the vehicle’s passenger was slightly injured. EMS personnel arrived and pronounced the driver, subsequently identified as 16-year-old Alejandro Magdaleno Trujillo, deceased from injuries he had sustained from the crash. The passenger was treated at St. Vincent Hospital for only minor injuries.
Investigators have preliminarily determined the vehicle a 2001 Nissan was heading west on E. 91st St. at a high rate of speed. The victim likely did not see the approaching stop sign and likely locked up the vehicle’s brakes in frantic attempt to stop. It is believed that the victim lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle began to slide into a tree. Investigators have determined that speed was a contributing factor to this unfortunate and tragic crash. A blood draw will not be conducted due to the driver having died.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorist of the extremely dangerous, illegal, and sometimes very tragic, act of speeding. Additionally, IMPD would urge parents to review the restrictions in place for Indiana Probationary Driver License, which is anyone under 21, by clicking on the link, http://www.in.gov/bmv/2673.htm.