Indiana Department of Transportation
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces there will be overnight ramp closures at the I-70 and State Road 641 interchange in Vigo County for paving operations beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4, weather permitting. Please note only one ramp will be closed at a time and the closures will not begin until 9 p.m. and will reopen by 6 a.m.
Dynamic message boards will be utilized during these closures to alert motorists of the exact ramp being paved.
· I-70 eastbound to southbound S.R. 641/eastbound S.R.46 ramp
· I-70 westbound to southbound S.R. 641/eastbound S.R. 46 ramp
· The southbound S.R. 641/eastbound S.R. 46 ramp to I-70 eastbound
· The northbound S.R. 641/westbound S.R.46 ramp to I-70 eastbound
The S.R. 641 contract was awarded to Beaty Construction, Inc. from Boggstown for $46.8 million. This is the last section of the bypass to be constructed and it runs from just south of Moyer Road to the I-70 interchange. The S.R. 641 project includes the construction of a new four-lane, full access control roadway connecting U.S. 41 southeast of Terre Haute to I-70 east of the city.
INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
HOMECROFT - The Southport Police Department is mourning the tragic loss of Lieutenant Aaron Allan who was killed in the line of duty after he was shot while trying to help.
Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., Lt. Aaron Allan with the Southport Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of South Madison and Maynard avenues reference a crash with entrapment. A Homecroft police officer also responded.
As Lt. Allan approached the inverted vehicle to assist, shots were fired by one of the vehicle's occupants. Lt. Allan was struck by gunfire at least one time. EMS personnel responded and transported Lt. Allan to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Despite the best life-saving efforts of medical professionals at Eskenazi Hospital Lt. Allan was tragically pronounced dead.
The Homecroft police officer and an off-duty Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy, who had stopped to help, returned fire striking one of the individuals. Both people inside the car were taken to Eskenazi Hospital, one for injuries sustained from being shot, and the other from injuries believe sustained during the crash. Both occupants of the vehicle are being held at Eskenazi detention awaiting further investigation by homicide investigators.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Critical Incident Response Team, is handling the criminal and officer-involved shooting investigations.
Lt. Allan, 38, has nearly 6-years of service with the Southport Police Department and over 20 years of law enforcement experience.
The Southport Police Department would like to thank the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett, Office of Southport Mayor Russell McClure, Indiana State Police, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Carmel Police Department, Lawrence Police Department, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis Emergence Medical Services, Homecroft Police Department, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
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