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State Police: Two hurt in Jasper County crash on Saturday

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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.”



Posted 12/2/2013