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Apparent two-car crash turns into murder arrest for ISP

On Saturday evening, September 21, at 7:23, emergency crews responded to I-70 westbound at the 92.6 mile marker for reports of a serious two-vehicle crash. Upon arrival a male victim was found unresponsive and was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Due to the circumstances known at the time, and the severity of damage to both vehicles, the fatal injuries were believed to be caused by the collision. The victim was identified as Devon Anderson, 27, of Indianapolis.

 

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  He was identified as Juan Garrado Vivas, 24, of Indianapolis. 

 

Indiana State Police Detectives were notified by the Marion County Coroner's Office about the cause of death. Further examination by the coroner's office revealed a possible projectile inside Anderson's head consistent with a bullet. An autopsy was performed and a bullet was found inside the head of the victim. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot to the head. 

 

Indiana State Police Detectives immediately began a criminal investigation and were led to Juan Garrado Vivas as a person of interest. In the early morning hours of September 25, Juan Garrado Vivas was arrested by detectives on the preliminary charge of murder. 

 

While driving on the interstate Vivas allegedly fired a shot from a handgun into the vehicle driven by Anderson, striking Anderson in the head. The silver Dodge Caravan driven by Anderson then crossed into the path of the black Ford Ranger driven by Vivas. The two vehicles collided and both became disabled to due damage.