A Demotte man was
airlifted on Sunday after crashing his vehicle on I-65 in Jasper County, the
Indiana State Police said.
police, at 6:30 a.m. James E. Wright, 31, was northbound on I-65 when, near
the Demotte/Roselawn exit, he suffered a medical incident. Wright’s 2012
Toyota Corolla left the roadway, hit a portable construction arrow board,
entered the grassy median, and came to rest facing westbound in a
The Corolla then
started on fire, police said.
A Fleetwood, Pa.,
trucker stopped to assist Wright--who police said was “disoriented and
confused”--and succeeded in removing him the car just before it became fully
engulfed, police said.
subsequently airlifted to Loyola University Hospital in Illinois with
non-life threatening injuries, police said.
lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately an hour, police added.