The Indiana State Police is saying that the lives of a Munster woman and her
infant were saved because both were wearing proper restraints when the woman
crashed her vehicle on I-65 in Jasper County on Tuesday.
According to police, at 1:13 p.m. Samantha Kraal, 20, was southbound on I-65
at the 224 mile marker, four miles north of the Fair Oaks exit, when she
entered a curve, lost control on wet pavement, left the roadway, hit the
guardrail, and flipped and rolled her 2001 Mazda.
The vehicle landed on its roof in a pile of construction dirt, police said.
Kraal and her infant child escaped serious injury but were transported as a
precautionary measure to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer.
Kraal was issued a citation for speed too fast for conditions.
“Luckily, Kraal and her infant child were both properly restrained in a seat
belt and child safety seat,” Trooper Dan Avitia said. “It was truly a
miracle no one was seriously injured in this crash. This was a true example
of what wearing your seat belt and placing your child properly in a child
safety seat can do: Save your life.”