Authorities: 2 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 65

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CROWN POINT, Ind. — Authorities say two people are dead and one is injured after a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana hit another car head-on.

Indiana State Police say the crash happened early Sunday morning. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Authorities received reports of a wrong-way driver in a Kia heading north in the southbound lanes of I-65 in Lake County just after 1:30 a.m. The Kia hit a Corvette head-on.

The drivers of both vehicles died; the coroner’s office identified the driver of the Kia as Anna R. Warner, 21, of Beaverville, Illinois. The driver of the Corvette was Suhail Saif Suhail Humaid Alderei, 20, of Indianapolis. Alderei was an exchange student attending IUPUI, police said. His family lives in United Arab Emirates. The passenger in Alderei’s vehicle was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Authorities say all southbound lanes were closed for several hours following the crash.

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