Pregnant woman dies after being hit by Indianapolis Police officer’s car

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INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN/WEHT) –A pregnant woman has died after being hit by an Indianapolis Police Officer’s car, shortly before 10 Wednesday night.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) says Officer Jonathon Henderson, a 22-year veteran of the department, was reporting to work for his shift at the time of the crash.

IMPD says the officer was traveling northbound on S. Harding Street, approaching I-465, when he struck a pedestrian.

Henderson rendered first aid at the scene until Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported the pregnant woman to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

IMPD says, despite the efforts of all involved, the woman and her unborn child later died.

An investigation is underway, and Officer Henderson has submitted to a blood draw, but preliminary findings don’t lead investigators to believe he was impaired at the time of the crash.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

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(This story was originally published on May 7, 2020)


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