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Indy Woman Drives Into Crematorium Building

Indianapolis firefighters had to help funeral workers move bodies out of the building after the crash.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis firefighters helped funeral home workers move bodies prepared for cremation after a woman crashed her car into a crematorium Tuesday afternoon.

IFD crews were called to Leppert Mortuary and Crematory Services on 86th Street at around 4:30 p.m. There, they discovered a four-door sedan wedged into the side of the crematorium building.

The driver, a 53-year-old Indianapolis woman, told firefighters that she had been on the way to a bank near 86th St. and College Avenue with her bank card in hand.

"Next thing she knew, she awoke and had driven through the west wall of the building," said a statement from IFD.

Once the woman's car was removed from the building, firefighters helped employees "secure the bodies that were in process for cremation and moved them to a different location", says IFD.

The driver was taken to Community North Hospital and is reported to be in good condition. No one else was hurt in the crash.

(Photo by blurAZ/Thinkstock.)

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