Noblesville man killed in crash


A Noblesville man was killed in a two-car accident near Lapel on March 16.

Deputy Vicky Dunbar of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department said the crash happened just before 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Cyntheanne Road and 196th Street. Brent Russell, 40, Noblesville, was killed when the 1993 Honda Civic he was driving was struck by a 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Calvin Bays, 24, Lapel.

Dunbar said Russell, who was southbound on Cyntheanne Road, appeared to have stopped at the stop sign at 196th Street, but then continued into the intersection where he was struck by Bays. Dunbar said Bays, who was westbound on 196th Street, had the right of way.

“Roadway evidence indicates that (Bays) did brake and attempt to swerve to the left to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so,” Dunbar said.

Russell was fatally injured in the crash. Bays complained of leg pain and was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital Northeast for treatment.

Dunbar said there were no direct witnesses to the crash and this is an open investigation by the Hamilton County Crash Investigation Team.