October 26, 2016

Police: Wrong-Way Driver Killed In Central Indiana Crash
By Rachel Agler

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) - Police say a sport-utility vehicle going the wrong way on Interstate 74 crashed into a semitrailer, killing the SUV's driver and tying up the highway for hours.

The crash happened about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday near the I-74 interchange with Ronald Reagan Parkway near the western Indianapolis suburb of Brownsburg.

Hendricks County sheriff's Lt. Jim Yetter says the 59-year-old woman driving the SUV was going the wrong way in the westbound lanes when it hit the rear axle of one semi, went airborne and struck another semi head on.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, although her name was not immediately released.

The highway's two westbound lanes were closed as the crash scene
was being cleaned up, but traffic was using the road's shoulder.

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