A Highland woman
was seriously injured on Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on I-80/94 in
Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 12:50 p.m. Jessica Kiel, 21, was westbound on I-80/94 when she
lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, slid across all four lanes of
traffic, and hit a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Vincent Cornelius,
48, of Gary.
then left the roadway and struck the concrete median barrier, police said.
meanwhile, spun back into the left middle lane, where it was broadsided by a
semi-tractor trailer being operated by Chad Bennett, 43, of Monroe, Ga.
serious head and internal injuries and was transported to Methodist Hospital
Northlake Campus in Gary. She was subsequently airlifted to an unspecified
Chicago-area trauma center.
Bennett escaped injury.
The crash remains
under investigation, police said.