(BLOOMINGTON) – Three people were thrown from a vehicle Saturday morning on Interstate 69, just north of the Sample Road interchange.
Three people were sent to the hospital – one of whom was transported by Lifeline helicopter to Indianapolis.
Firefighters with the Northern Monroe Fire Territory and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the 127-mile marker on I-69 at around 12:45 a.m. for a single-vehicle accident that closed the roadway for an hour and a half.
Deputy Chief Dave Calvin reported there were eight passengers in the Honda Pilot ranging from 18 to 21 years old.
Three of the passengers, officials say, were ejected from the vehicle when it struck a guardrail and rolled back into the middle of the interstate.
One passenger ejected from the car was flown via helicopter to Indianapolis due to the severity of their injuries. Two ejected passengers were transported to IU Health Bloomington by ambulance.
The other five people were able to get out of the vehicle on their own and did not request medical attention. The names and condition of the passengers taken to hospitals have not been released.
Interstate 69 was shut down for approximately one and a half hours while emergency crews worked the accident.