An Indiana State
Police trooper and another person were hospitalized on Wednesday, following
a two-vehicle accident on an I-80/94 ramp in Lake County, the ISP said.
police, at 4:40 a.m. Trooper Nicole Maenza was traveling on the ramp from
southbound Cline Ave. to eastbound I-80/94* --described as “snow-covered and
slick from earlier weather conditions”* --when she observed a Ford
Expedition hit the sound barrier wall.
Maenza was telling
the two occupants of the Ford to get back into their vehicle when another
vehicle on the ramp* --a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 27-year-old Griffith
woman* --struck all three of them, police said.
Carrillo-Padilla, 41, and his brother, Ernesto Carrillo-Padilla, 37, both of
Chicago, were all transported to hospital, and Maenza and Jorge
Carrillo-Padilla were subsequently admitted with non-life threatening
injuries, police said.
“The safest place
to be after a crash is anywhere but on or near traffic lanes on the
interstate,” the IS said. “Stay inside your vehicle. It offers the most