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ISP Three hurt in multi-vehicle crash on I65

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There persons were injured on Friday in a multi-vehicle accident on I-65 in Jasper County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 7:29 p.m. Keegan J. Hernandez, 18, of Crown Point, was northbound on I-65, at the 228 mile marker south of the Demotte/Roselawn exit, when for unknown reasons he left the roadway in a construction zone, traveled through the median, and entered the southbound lanes of I-65.

There Hernandez struck a southbound car driven by Matthew Wolfe, 30, of Wilmette, Ill., who lost control and came to rest in the left lane of southbound I-65 facing the wrong direction, police said.

Hernandez then bounced off Wolfe and struck Arthur Gendelman, 23, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was also southbound in the left lane, police said.

Hernandez had to be extricated from his 2005 Pontiac and was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with broken bones and non-life threatening injuries, police said. He was cited for unsafe lane movement.

Wolfe and his passenger, Alexis Hausfeld, 27, of Springboro, Ohio, were transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. Gendelman and his passenger refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

All persons involved were wearing seatbelts, police added.

Police said that Hernandez’s Pontiac was totaled and estimated damage to Wolfe’s 2007 Infinity at $10,000 and that to Gendelman’s 2012 Nissan at $8,000.

All southbound lanes were re-opened at approximately 9:50 p.m. Friday.


Posted 10/15/2012