SR 46 & I-69 crash: Driver charged with reckless homicide, Bloomington police say 46-year old woman was intoxicated when she crashed SUV into truck

In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Bloomington police reported the outcome of their investigation into a crash on Saturday (Aug. 6), which took place at the intersection of SR 46 and the southbound entrance ramp to I-69, on the northwest edge of the city.

On Tuesday, police arrested Charity D. Hall, a 46-year-old Bloomington resident, as soon as she was released from the IU Health Bloomington hospital, where she had been taken for treatment of her crash-related injuries three days earlier.

According to the news release, Hall was taken taken to the Monroe County jail, and charged with several crimes: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death (level 4 felony); Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Catastrophic Injury (level 4 felony); Reckless Homicide (level 5 felony); Battery Against a Public Safety Official (level 6 felony); and Resisting Law Enforcement (class A misdemeanor).

Hall is alleged to have driven her Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle eastbound on SR 46 through the intersection of the southbound onramp to I-69 without stopping at the red light. The news release says she crashed into the passenger side of a teal Chevrolet S-10 pickup that had a green arrow for its left turn from SR 46 westbound onto the southbound onramp to I-69, according to the news release.

The occupants of the pickup truck were a 33-year-old Bloomington man and a five-year-old boy, according to the news release. The 33-year-old was rushed to emergency surgery, but later died from injuries that he sustained in the crash. The five-year-old child was flown by LifeLine helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital and is currently in critical condition.

2 thoughts on “SR 46 & I-69 crash: Driver charged with reckless homicide, Bloomington police say 46-year old woman was intoxicated when she crashed SUV into truck

  1. Thank you for referring to the tragedy as a crash and not accident. An accident is dropping a bowl of soup. Words matter.

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