A crash involving an SUV and two other vehicles at an auto auction in Gary, Ind., on Friday sent several people to the hospital, local authorities said.
Police officers arriving at Dyer Auto Auction on Friday morning found that an employee was moving a vehicle into the auction house when it accelerated and hit another vehicle inside the building, and then hit at least seven people and another vehicle, Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said in a media release.
Gary Deputy Fire Chief Mark Jones told Automotive News that emergency personnel transported nine people to area hospitals.
The driver involved with the crash has been cooperative, police said.
"At this time investigators have no reason to suspect any criminal or malicious activity on the part of the driver," police said in the media statement. The department's traffic division is conducting an investigation.
A message seeking more information was left with auction President Jason Cotton on Tuesday morning.