One dead after alleged reckless driver caused Westfield crash


By Noah Alatza

One man is dead and six other victims injured after police say an aggressive driver caused a three-car accident the evening of Jan. 18 along Ind. 32 and Willow Creek Way.

Westfield police and fire departments along with other agencies were dispatched to the scene shortly after 8 p.m.

Westfield Police Dept. Officer Mike Wheeler said aggressive driving played a part in the accident. The driver was reported going over the posted speed limit.

Wheeler said more than one of the crash witnesses described the vehicle as “driving aggressively.”

Police identified Anthony Harrington, 33, Kokomo, as the only deceased individual. He died on scene.

Wheeler would not confirm whether Harrington was the passenger or driver of the vehicle witnesses reported as driving aggressively.

“Speed makes this intersection very severe,” Wheeler told Current in 2017. “People are just not paying attention to the roadway.”

Wheeler said, however, this accident had nothing to do with the entrance.

“It was simply because of the aggressive driving behavior, and right now that is a contributing factor the entrance had nothing to do with it just happened right there,” he said.

Harrington and the most severely injured person were the only occupants of the vehicle, while victims from the third vehicle have since been released from local hospitals.

The accident remains an ongoing investigation, and no further information is available at this time or if the aggressive driver will face possible charges.