Munster, IN : Two people injured in a crash on I-65 in Jasper County on Sunday, October 30, 2016
Two people were injured in a crash Sunday on I-65 in Jasper County.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., the Indiana State Police were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at the 224 mile marker, approximately nine miles north of Rensselaer. A 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Richard S. Olive, 29, of Indianapolis, had been traveling northbound and, according to witnesses, began fishtailing for unknown reasons. The vehicle drove off the right shoulder, and the driver overcorrected back onto the roadway. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway a second time and overturned about four times, ejecting one of the passengers.
The ejected passenger was seen running back to the vehicle by witnesses. When asked by troopers at the scene, she was not aware that she had been ejected. Two passengers were flown from the scene for treatment of unknown internal injuries. All the other occupants were transported to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois, for treatment. The roadway was closed for approximately an hour. During this time there were two secondary crashes in the backup.
Assisting were the Keener Township Fire Department, Prompt Ambulance, PHI LifeFlight, UCAN LifeFlight, Jasper County Sheriff's Department and the Rensselaer Fire Department, as well as several good Samaritans who stopped to help.
The Indiana State Police reminds driver and occupants that seat belts save lives and to avoid injuries by buckling up and being secure inside of the vehicle. Secondary, backup crashes are a direct result of vehicles following too closely, as well as driver inattention.
Rollover crash injures two on I-65