INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (THECOUNT) — Alanna N. Koons of Indianapolis and her twin 18-month-old daughters, June and Ruby Koons, have been identified as the victims in a fiery crash on Interstate 465 in Indianapolis Sunday.

Koons, 29, and her twin daughters, were killed after a speeding semi ran into the back of a line of cars stopped in I-465 traffic.


The crash occurred around noon Sunday in the eastbound lanes of I-465 near S. Keystone Avenue.

Indiana State Police said in a news release that emergency responders arrived to find an adult and two children unresponsive and all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Seven other people were taken to area hospitals, including one in “very critical” condition, police said.

State police said a preliminary investigation found a semi-tractor trailer driven by 57-year-old Bruce Pollard of Sturgeon, Michigan, was eastbound on I-465 and ran into the back of a line of cars who were backed-up traffic. The traffic in the area was slowed due to construction, reports WANE.

Koons vehicle and five other vehicles were struck in the violent collision.

Pollard was arrested in preliminary charges of reckless homicide and five counts of criminal recklessness causing injury. State police said he was driving “well above” the posted speed limit at the time of the collision.


Geo quick facts: Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 872,680 – Wikipedia.

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