Troopers from the Indiana State Police say that road-rage may have played a role in a Friday crash on Indianapolis’ south side that claimed the life of a Greenwood woman. Indiana State Police say that just after 8:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the ramp from I-65 northbound to I-465 eastbound where they found the aftermath of a two vehicle crash. Authorities believe that an SUV, driven by 51 year old Tamara Hacker, rear ended a semi tractor trailer. ISP says that Hacker was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, where she succumbed to her injuries three days later. The driver of the semi, Gregory Anderson, was not injured.
ISP says that they learned of a possible road rage incident just before the crash. A passenger in the vehicle, along with another eye witness, reportedly told police that Hacker had sped up to elude a black passenger car that was tailgating her. As she sped up, she struck the back of the semi on the ramp. The only description of the other vehicle involved was a black passenger car.
ISP says that is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time.