One airlifted from Interstate 65 crash

2013-11-30T23:00:00Z One airlifted from Interstate 65 crashTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 30, 2013 11:00 pm  • 

A single vehicle crash on Interstate 65 Saturday evening sent two people to the hospital.

At 6:22 p.m. the Indiana State Police at Lowell Post were called to a one-vehicle crash on the interstate southbound near the 225 mile marker, five miles south of the Roselawn exit.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brandon Bohling showed that a black 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Michael Haile, 27, of Aurora, Ill. was traveling northbound in the right lane.

For an unknown reason, he drove off the outside shoulder and over corrected causing the Taurus to go across both northbound lanes and through the median. The Taurus continued through the median, crossing both southbound lanes going onto the outside shoulder where it rolled into the ditch and came to rest.

Haile was not injured.

The front seat passenger, Nur-Yusuf Ibrahim, 42, from Aurora was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by the Keener Fire Department. He was transported to the Jasper County Airport where Good Samaritan Helicopter flew him to South Bend Memorial Hospital in South Bend with severe leg and ankle injuries.

The rear right side passenger, Marianela Cruz, 43, from Aurora was transported to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, with complaint of neck, rib and back pain.

All were wearing their seatbelts which probably helped the injuries from being more severe, Bohling said. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

The interstate was down to one lane for the investigation of the crash, attending to the injured and cleanup of the crash.

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