Sheriff’s office investigating single-vehicle crash and up to four property damage incidents


The Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal injury crash that occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. Dec. 9 near the intersection of Ind. 37 and 211th Street, north of Noblesville.

Deputies were dispatched to the area on the report of a vehicle in a ditch against a tree. Upon arriving, deputies found a gray Chevrolet Silverado against a tree. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Robert C. Reed, age 47, Noblesville, was transported by air ambulance to Methodist Hospital after being extricated from the truck.

According to an initial report, Reed sustained what were reported as incapacitating injuries including bleeding. No further information on Reed’s injuries or condition was available at the time of media notification.

Police said witnesses at the crash scene said they observed the Silverado northbound on Ind. 37 at what they believed was a high rate of speed and moving into oncoming traffic.

Reports taken by the Noblesville Police Dept. said prior to the crash the vehicle had been involved in four other property damage crashes including striking two vehicles near Ind. 37 and 191st Street and hitting two more vehicles at Ind. 37 and Promise Road. The Silverado then continued northbound before crossing the centerline, going off the road, and hitting a tree south of 211th Street on Ind. 37.

Reed, the driver of the Silverado, was the only person injured in the series of crashes and all other vehicles were driven away from the scene.

Deputies are investigating possible medical issues or an illness that may have led to the crash. Anyone with information on the crash may contact the Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office at 773-1282.