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ISP: Three airlifted following I-65 crash

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Three persons were airlifted following an accident on Saturday on I-65, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 11 p.m. Cristopher A. McDowell, 25, of Chicago, was northbound on I-65 when, approximately three miles north of the Fair Oaks exit, his 2008 Saturn left the roadway to the left and entered the median. McDowell then re-entered the northbound lanes, where it was struck by a semi-tractor trailer being driven by Angelo B. Pinkney, 56, of Woodridge, Ill., police said.

McDowell’s Saturn spun out, left the roadway to the right, and entered a ditch, followed by Pinkney’s rig.

McDowell and passengers, Sharvella L. Hill, 36, of Indianapolis, and a male juvenile were all seriously injured, police said. McDowell and Hill were airlifted from the scene to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. The juvenile was first transported to Franciscan Health Rensselaer and then airlifted to Comers Children Hospital in Chicago with non-life threatening injuries.

Pinkney--driving for Freight Exchange of North America LLC of Chicago and hauling a FedEx box trailer--escaped injury.

I-65 was closed for about an hour to safely land the two helicopters, while traffic was directed off the interstate at the 220 Fair Oaks exit.


Posted 12/4/2017




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