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ISP cites fog in fatal crash today on I-65

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A person injured in a two-vehicle crash early this morning on a foggy I-65 in Gary has died, the Indiana State Police said.

As of deadline, the name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of the personís family.

According to police, at 6:11 a.m. Rose E. Kacher, 19, of Hebron, was northbound on I-65 when she attempted to turn left onto what she believed was westbound U.S. Highway 20.

In fact, police said, Kacher was approximately 500 feet south of the intersection of U.S. 20. Instead, she drove into the left turn lane serving a business, followed the lane as it merges into a raised concrete median divider, and then drove over the divider, police said. Kacherís 2001 Honda Civic became airborne, colliding with a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu traveling southbound in the left lane of I-65 and being driven by Robert Doss, 26, of Chicago Heights, Ill.

Three passengers in Kacherís Honda sustained serious injuries, police said, one of them subsequently succumbing to them at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, police said. Kacherís two other passengers were airlifted to hospitals elsewhere, police said.

Kacher and Doss themselves sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The ISP was reminding motorists today ďto use extra caution while driving in foggy conditions.Ē



Posted 2/23/2017





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