CROWN POINT, Ind. (CBS) — A woman from central Illinois and an exchange student from the United Arab Emirates were killed and another person was injured when a car headed in the wrong direction on Interstate 65 slammed into another car early Sunday near Crown Point, Indiana.
As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reported, police said alcohol was a factor in the unbelievably violent crash.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot, Wounded In Calumet Heights; One Suspect Also Shot
Indiana State Police said a 2015 Kia entered the southbound lanes of I-65 from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231 around 1:30 a.m., and crashed into a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette in the center lane.
The driver of the Corvette, 20-year-old Saif Suhail Humaid Alder, of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Adler was an exchange student from the United Arab Emirates, attending IUPUI in Indianapolis.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Partly Cloudy And Breezy Overnight
The driver of the Kia, 21-year-old Anna Warner, of Beaverville, Illinois in downstate Iroquois County, was taken to Franciscan Health Crown Point, where she was pronounced dead around 2:40 a.m., according to police and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
A male passenger in the Corvette also was taken to Franciscan Health Crown Point, but police said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said it appeared alcohol was a factor in the crash.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
All southbound lanes of I-65 were closed for about 7 hours after the crash, but reopened by about 8:30 a.m.