Two persons were
killed on Saturday when a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle on I-65 in
Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
The victims were
identified as Anna R. Warner, 21, of Beaverville, Ill.; and Suhail Saif
Suhail Humaid Alder, 20, of Indianapolis.
police, at 1:34 a.m. Saturday the ISP received a report of a wrong-way
driver--subsequently identified as Warner--northbound in the southbound
lanes of I-65 at the 247 mile marker, after merging onto I-65 from the wrong
ramp at U.S. Highway 31. Approximately one minute later, Warnerís 2015 Kia
crashed head on into Alderís 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, police said.
pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County Coronerís Office, police
said. Alder had a male passenger, who was transported to Franciscan Health
Crown Point with non-life threatening injuries.
Warner was also
transported to Franciscan Health, where she subsequently died of her
injuries, police said.
lanes of I-65 were closed for seven hours, re-opening at 8:30 a.m.