Man dies in east-side crash

February 10, 2011

A man was killed in a crash on the east side of Indianapolis at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The crash happened when a black 2000 Jeep eastbound on Washington Street crossed the center line and collided with a black 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling west. The driver of the Monte Carlo, identified as 49-year-old John Eckles of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was taken to Wishard Hospital in serious condition. Investigators suspect alcohol was involved.