Wrong way interstate crash kills one, two others critically injured
MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. (May 31, 2015)–Indiana State Police say they don’t know why a car was going the wrong way on the interstate. The car crashed, killing one person and injuring two others.
The fatal crash occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. Saturday on I-70 westbound about four miles west of State Road 39.
Investigators say a car driven by Christopher Sweet, 35, Mooresville, IN, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70.
Sweet’s car ran head-on into a westbound semi-tractor trailer driven by Sahal Jama, 27, of Columbus, Ohio.
The impact caused Sweet’s car to erupt into flames. State Police say Good Samaritans pulled Sweet from the wreckage, however he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morgan County Coroner.
The driver of the semi and a passenger were both transported to Eskenazi Hospital. Both were in critical condition.
Westbound lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours while crews investigated the accident and cleared the wreckage.