The police were called to the scene of what appeared to be a freak accident in Southeast Indianapolis this week. Someone called and reported seeing a car speed down Frye Road and then plunge into a nearby pond. By the time the police arrived at the scene, the vehicle in question was submerged in more than 12 feet of water.
A Chevy Impala, carrying 4 local high school students, was involved in what would prove to be a deadly crash. The accident happened in the 7800 block of Ashtree Road near the intersection of Shelbyville and East Stop 11 Road. It was about 7 pm on Friday, June 27.
The car was reportedly speeding down Frye Road in the Westbound lanes. The driver lost control of the car and ended up hitting a tree. The car then plunged into a nearby pond and landed more than 35 feet away from land.
Divers immediately jumped in the water, which was 12 feet deep. They found four teenagers in the car. Two were trapped in the backseat. The rescue crew managed to extract the teens from the car. All 4 of them were transported to St. Francis hospital.
Sadly, one of the girls in the backseat did not make it. 16-year old Ella Magyar succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Another 16-year old male passenger is in the hospital in critical condition.
Thankfully, the other 2 teens were taken to the hospital but are expected to survive. All four students were attending Franklin Central High School where Magyar was expecting to be a junior in September.
The investigation is ongoing.
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