MARION, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that three people were injured in a Grant County crash on Sunday. ISP officials say that at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Marion Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 9 north of Spencer Avenue.
The preliminary crash investigation by Senior Trooper Jeremy Perez revealed that Jimmicia Drake 28, Marion, IN was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice southbound on State Road 9 near Spencer Ave. Adam Ethedridge, 36, Marion, IN was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson FXC motorcycle northbound on State Road 9 near Spencer Ave. The Chevrolet attempted to turn eastbound, into an alley and pulled into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the car in the passenger side ejecting Etheridge, and his passenger, Ashley Ethedridge, 34, Marion, IN, from the motorcycle.
Adam Ethedridge and Ashley Ethedridge were both flown from the crash scene to Lutheran Hospital in Ft Wayne. Adam suffered life-threatening injuries. Ashley suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Andre Bass, 43, Marion, IN, a passenger in the Chevrolet, was also flown from the crash scene to Lutheran Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Drake was transported to a local hospital. She was treated and released.
ISP officials say this is an ongoing investigation, but neither the use of alcohol nor drugs is suspected as having contributed to the crash.