Police say a 29 year old Chicago man was airlifted after becoming impaled on a piece of a door frame in a roll-over crash on I-65 at Ridge Road
March 20, 2018-Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas says three Chicago residents were transported to local hospitals after a single vehicle, roll-over crash early this morning. According to the report. Police were called to the Ridge Road off ramp of I-65 at approximately 5:13 a.m. today. “A 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was exiting from south bound 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” according to the report.
Police say that none of the occupants was wearing a seat belt and all three were ejected from the car. “They were identified as Breanna Johnson, 24 of Chicago, who was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. Darrell A. Jones, 29 of Chicago, who was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point who was airlifted to Christ Advocate in Illinois with life threatening injuries. Jones was impaled with a piece of door frame when he was ejected. Anthony Meyers, 28 of Chicago, who was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with life threatening injuries” the report states.
Police say it is unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the accident as toxicology results are pending. Police are still trying to determine who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash according to the report. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.
The report states that injuries would have been reduced if the passengers were wearing seat belts.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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