Two persons were injured on Saturday in a one-vehicle accident on I-65 in
Jasper County, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 6:22 p.m. Michael Haile, 27, of Aurora, Ill., was
northbound on I-65, five miles south of the Roselawn exit, when for unknown
reasons he left the roadway to the right, over-corrected, then crossed both
northbound lanes, and entered the median. Haile’s Ford Taurus then continued
through the median, crossed both southbound lanes, and rolled into a ditch
on the outside shoulder, police said.
Haile was not injured but his front-seat passenger, Nur-Yusuf Ibrahim, 42,
also of Aurora, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the
Keener Fire Department. He was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend
with severe leg and ankle injuries, police said. Haile’s rear-seat
passenger, Marianela Cruz, 43, of Aurora, was transported to Jasper County
Hospital in Rensselaer with complaints of neck, rib, and back pain.
“All were wearing their seatbelts which probably helped the injuries from
being more severe,” police said. “Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be
contributing factors in the crash.”