Indianapolis police officer fatally strikes pregnant woman

An Indianapolis police officer driving to work struck and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child on an expressway ramp, police said Thursday.

The accident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday while Officer Jonathon Henderson, a 22-year veteran, traveled on a ramp to Interstate 465 on the city’s southwest side on his way into work, police said.

Henderson requested help and immediately rendered first aid to the victim, but the woman and her child were pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Henderson submitted to a blood draw but investigators do not believe driver impairment was a factor in the accident, police said.

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