Man killed and child critically hurt in Ind. 46 crash Saturday night

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A Bloomington man was killed and a 5-year-old child seriously hurt Saturday when an SUV reportedly ran a red light and collided with a pickup as it was turning from Ind. 46 onto an I-69 ramp.

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Richard L. Compion, 33, died from injuries sustained in the 7:08 p.m. crash. The child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon. The 46-year-old woman driving the sport-utility vehicle, whose name wasn't released, was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An autopsy for Compion is scheduled for Wednesday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Monroe County Coroner Joani Stalcup said.

An accident report said the 1999 Chevrolet S-10 was turning onto the southbound I-69 ramp from westbound Ind. 46, with a green turn arrow. The 1998 Toyota 4Runner was eastbound on Ind. 46 and failed to stop at the traffic signal, which was red, and hit the truck in the passenger side.

The pickup came to rest on top of a guardrail on the southeast corner of the intersection. Compion and the child were trapped inside and were extricated by Bloomington Fire Department first responders, police said.

In a news release, BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo said Compion was rushed to emergency surgery, but later died. The 5-year-old child was flown to Indianapolis by medical helicopter.

The eastbound lanes of Ind. 46 were closed for two hours Saturday, and the investigation is ongoing, Pedigo said. No charges in connection with the fatal crash had been filed as of Monday afternoon.

Contact H-T reporter Laura Lane at or 812-318-5967.

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