Terre Haute, IN: One killed and two children were Injutred in vehcle crash on I-70 on Saturday night,1st November 2014
She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Family has been notified.
Injured: (Son) Brenton Touloukian, age 13, Terre Haute, Ind.
Front seat passenger in mother’s vehicle
Transported to Riley Children’s Hospital for treatment of arm, leg and internal injuries.
Injured: (Daughter) Alejandra Mendoza, age 19-months, of Terre Haute, Ind.
Initially taken to Terre Haute Union Hospital for treatment of internal injuries, and then transferred to Riley Children’s Hospital for treatment of lower leg and internal injuries.
A young mother is dead and two children injured, after a wreck on Interstate 70. Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fatal accident just before 6 p.m. last night, officials report.
A 29-year-old female from Indiana was pronounced deceased at the scene, Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts explained. She was the driver of a 2007 Ford Expedition heading westbound on I-70 in the passing lane, when her vehicle failed to stop and crashed into a tractor-trailer in the rear. The tractor-trailer was then forced into the rear of another tractor-trailer.
According to information provided by the Indiana State Police, ISP and Vigo County emergency agencies responded to the three-vehicle crash in the passing lane of I-70 near the 14-mile marker. Westbound I-70 was closed for nearly two hours.
"She is also believed to be the mother of one or both of the two children in the vehicle. A 13-year-old male passenger in the front seat was taken to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis with extensive leg injuries and internal injuries. A rear seat female infant passenger, believed to be around one year of age and in a car seat, was taken to a Terre Haute hospital for internal injuries. Both children were extricated by members of the Riley Fire/Rescue Department and transported to hospitals by Trans Care EMS," Watts said.