(JASPER CO.) – On Sunday evening, Indiana State Police troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on I-65, southbound at the 229 mile-marker.
According to Troopers, at approximately 4:54 p.m., a Toyota Solara side-swiped a Chevrolet Impala. The Chevrolet Impala then rear ended a GMC pickup.
The Toyota then spun out of control, striking the cable barrier before traveling back onto the highway where it was struck on the driver’s side by a Chevrolet Malibu. This impact caused one of the occupants of the Toyota to be ejected.
Troopers say 25-year-old Timothy D. McHenry, from West Lafayette, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Another occupant of the Toyota, 22-year-old Tyreek A. Brown, from South Holland, IL, was transported to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL, and later transported to Loyola University Hospital in Chicago for treatment of serious injuries.
Troopers say neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Malibu was transported to Franciscan Health Hospital in Crown Point for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Sierra was uninjured.
The southbound lanes of I-65 were closed at the scene for approximately 3.5 hours for crash reconstruction and vehicle removal.
This is an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the crash as well as which occupant of the Toyota was the driver at the time of the crash.
Assisting at the scene were the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Jasper County Coroner, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Keener Twp. EMS, Cheever’s Towing and INDOT.