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A Jasper native was one of two people killed in an accident that took place on the northeast side of Indianapolis early Sunday morning    

State Police at the Indianapolis post say a  preliminary investigation showed at around 2:30 am 37-year old Henry Pierce Jr of Indianapolis, was northbound in an SUV on the collector ramp from the northbound lane of I-465  to Shadeland Avenue North Bound and struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway.

Police say it is not clear at this time if the vehicle reentered the roadway and perhaps was a factor in causing a subsequent accident involving 25-year old Reanna McCormick also of Indianapolis.

Police say McCormick was northbound on the collector ramp from I-465 North Bound to Shadeland Avenue when for an unknown reason, her vehicle left the roadway and went up on a small embankment. It traveled over and through a guardrail before landing on a southbound car driven by 39-year old Jasper native Steven Mann on Shadeland Avenue.

Police say after striking Mann’s car McCormick continued to roll and came to rest inverted on top of a guard rail on the west side of the roadway.

McCormick and Mann were pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

A front seat passenger in Mann’s car, 33-year old Brenden Mills of Indianapolis was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

Pierce Jr was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, operating while intoxicated and obstruction of justice.

Police say their investigation, in regards to the crash, is ongoing.

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