The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:35 pm

Head-on crash on I-69 kills 2

Jeff Wiehe | The Journal Gazette

A head-on crash between a minivan and sport utility vehicle on Interstate 69 left two people dead and two people hospitalized this afternoon. 

Allen County sheriff's officers and other rescue personnel were called to an area around the 296 mile-marker of the interstate, near the GM plant, at 4:07 p.m. There they found the wreckage left in the wake of the crash, which is still being investigated. 

According to police, a Chrysler Town and Country minivan was heading north on the interstate when it crossed the grassy median and went into the southbound lanes. 

At least two other vehicles heading south swerved off the road to avoid the minivan before it crashed head-on into a Jeep Cherokee. 

The male driver of the minivan and the male driver of the Jeep were both declared dead at the scene, police said. Each vehicle also had a female passenger inside. One was flown to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition; the other was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition. 

The identities of those involved in the crash have not been released. 

The crash closed the interstate for awhile, with one northbound lane opening around 6:15 p.m., according to the Indiana Department of Transportation Northeast's office's Twitter page. Southbound lanes at that time were still closed, though, the Twitter page said.


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