A wrong-way driver
on I-80/94 collided with another vehicle on Tuesday, in an accident in Lake
County which sent three people to hospital, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 10:42 p.m. Melissa Herzog, 37, of Hammond, was eastbound in the
westbound lanes of I-80/94 when, near Broadway, she struck a second vehicle
The driver of the
second vehicle was Bryan J. Lopez, 21, of Montgomery, Ill., who advised
police that he was unable to avoid Herzog’s 2005 Dodge Caravan. Lopez and
his passenger, Jozlyn Rocha, 21, of Aurora, Ill., were both transported to
Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with non-life threatening
injuries, police said.
Herzog was also
transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus for observation, police
against Herzog were under review by the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney’s
Office, police said.
The left three
lanes of I-80/94 were closed until approximately 1:03 a.m. today.