University Park couple ID'd as victims in Indianapolis parking garage plunge

INDIANAPOLIS (WLS) -- A mishap inside a parking garage claims the lives of a south suburban couple. Their SUV plunged from the fourth floor and landing upside down in downtown Indianapolis Wednesday.

There is only shock and sadness as those who live in University Park learn of the deaths of their neighbors Charles and Iristeen Hunt.

"My mom plays cards with her, plays cards with them," recalled neighbor Larissa Evans.

Authorities said the unthinkable happened at a parking structure located in the Indiana capital's downtown area.

Police investigators said the crash occurred when, for some reason, the victims' black Lincoln MKX ran into an unoccupied parked car before traveling about 20 feet, striking a parking garage wall. The vehicle then plunged several stories to the ground.

Both a 73-year-old Charles and a 70-year-old Iris died in the fall. Officials said Iris was the one behind the wheel.

Evans said she knew something was wrong when she saw a University Park Police Officer knocking on the door of the couple's home on Pine Trace Court.

Evans recalled them appearing to be a happy couple.

"You live your life, and you try to get it together, and you are doing so well, and it always when things are going well you that you have to be looking out," Evans said.
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