A trio of Indiana
State Police troopers saved a woman’s life on Wednesday morning after she
stopped breathing in a vehicle on I-65 in Lake County, the ISP said.
police, Troopers Davonne Barlow, Rogelio Escutia, and Dennis Griffin were
directing traffic at the scene of a two-semi crash in the southbound lanes
of I-65, approximately three miles south of the Crown Point exit, when a
Ford SUV pulled over on the right shoulder. Exiting the SUV was a man who
advised that his passenger, a 30-year-old woman, was passed out and needed
The troopers found
the woman slumped over and unresponsive and, on checking her vitals,
discovered that she wasn’t breathing, police said.
began CPR and then deployed an automated external defibrillator (AED), which
then assessed her and prompted the troopers to continue CPR.
They did so, as
well as provided other life-saving measures, until Crown Point EMS arrived
at the scene.
The woman was
subsequently transported to Franciscan Health Crown Point and police
reported today that she is now responsive and talking.
The AED used by the
troopers was supplied by Bolt for the Heart, which raises funds to place
AEDs in all law enforcement vehicles. Go to