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
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.
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