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UPDATE: Multi-Vehicle Collision on I-65 Involving WMPD Officers

Feb 10, 2021 | Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department

Following a tremendous outpour of support and concern from the public on our injured officers, WMPD wanted to provide an update on their condition. One of the officers was released earlier this morning with a minor concussion, and the other officer sustained a bone fracture and whiplash, and is expected to be released later today. 

A message from Chief of Police, Scott Rolston to the public: “We feel very fortunate that our officers and other occupants were not more seriously injured during this thoughtless act.  Putting a stop to this kind of driving behavior is the primary reason WMPD remains proactive with its traffic enforcement.  Please slow down, move over for emergency vehicles, and don’t drink and drive.  Thank you to the community for your thoughts and prayers.” 

On 2/9/2021 at approximately 1:00 am, three WMPD officers conducted a traffic stop on I-65 near the 131 mm northbound. During the stop and roadside investigation, a white sedan traveling northbound struck a WMPD Patrol Vehicle, which resulted in multiple secondary crashes involving all police vehicles at the scene.

Two WMPD officers, the driver of the suspect vehicle, and the passenger of the vehicle that was initially stopped were all immediately transported to area hospitals for moderate to severe injuries. One WMPD officer was released on the scene.

The Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is currently investigating the incident. Alcohol is considered to be a contributing factor at this time. Suspect info and injuries will be updated at a later time.

Please keep our officers and their families who were involved in this incident in your thoughts and prayers in a speedy recovery.

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