Michigan Road crash kills 19-year-old


Just after 2 a.m. Jan. 10, emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash on Michigan Road involving a Toyota car and an Indiana Dept. of Transportation plow truck.

The crash occurred on northbound Michigan Road just south of 96th Street near the border of Zionsville and Indianapolis. Medics from Pike Township Fire Dept. and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. arrived first on scene and found the driver of the car, 19-year-old Christian Brocious of Zionsville, unresponsive. Brocious was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the INDOT truck, Uriel Valez of Greenfield, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to an Indiana State Police report, the 2017 Toyota was traveling northbound on Michigan Road when it veered into the turn lane and hit the right rear of the INDOT plow truck, which was stopped in the left turn lane on northbound Michigan Road, preparing to turn onto westbound I-465. Investigators believe the northbound traffic had a green light and the truck was stopped at the turn light, which was red.

The crash is still under investigation and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.