June 1, 2015
Fishers, (Indiana) – Fishers police arrest a woman following a motor vehicle crash that left six children and one adult hospitalized.
Shortly after 7:00pm this evening the Hamilton County Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls regarding a serious motor vehicle crash on Southeastern Parkway. According to the 911 caller, the crash involved a Chrysler van and a Chevrolet passenger car. Fishers police and fire personnel responded to the scene.
Upon their arrival, officers located six children (ages 5-16 years old) and one adult suffering various injuries. All seven victims were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis) by the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Those injured were occupants of the van. The three occupants in the passenger car were not injured. The uninjured remained at the scene and cooperated with Investigators.
The Fishers Police Department Crash Team arrived to collect evidence and interview witnesses. Based on evidence at the scene it appears the passenger car was traveling eastbound on Southeastern Parkway when it left the roadway and lost control. The passenger car returned to the roadway, crossed the centerline, and struck the van as it was traveling westbound.
Southeastern Parkway was closed in between Blessed Mother Boulevard and 126th Street for three and a half hours.
The driver of the passenger car was arrested without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions, regarding this case, to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.
Arrested: Carter Lynn James (Driver #1)
21 years old
Charge(s): Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury Level 6 Felony (2 counts)
Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated “A” Misdemeanor
Held: The Hamilton County Jail
Note - A Book-In Photo for Carter Lynn James was not available at the time of this release.
A charge is merely an accusation and the arrest person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Driver #2- Robin Kerns
41 years old