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Three injured in crash on I-65

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Three people were ejected from a car in Lake County when their vehicle rolled on the I-65 exit ramp southbound to Ridge Road early Tuesday morning.

Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police revealed that at approximately 5:13 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was exiting from southbound I-65 to Ridge Road when it failed to negotiate the curve. The Chevrolet went off the roadway, down the embankment, and rolled numerous times.

All three occupants were ejected from the Chevrolet, police said. They were identified as Breanna Johnson, Darrel A. Jones, and Anthony Meyers, all of Chicago. Jones, 29--who police said was impaled by a piece of door frame when he was ejected--was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point where he was airlifted to Christ Advocate in Illinois with life-threatening injuries, police said. Meyers, 28--Jones’ brother--was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with life-threatening injuries, police said. Johnson, 24, was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police reported that an investigation is underway to determine who was driving at the time of the accident. Police also said that the victims were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.


Posted 3/21/2018




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