CHICAGO (CBS)– An Indiana trooper was injured in a serious crash on Interstate 80-94, and an Illinois man now faces charges.
According to officials, Trooper Corey Adam was called to a single-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes near Burr Street in Gary around midnight. While he was on the scene investigating with emergency lights on, two other troopers parked farther behind Adam’s patrol car and blocked additional lanes with their emergency lights activated as well as approximately 15 flares in the roadway.
Adam’s vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet driving at a high speed, causing the car to hit another vehicle and the median wall.
That trooper was taken to Northlake Hospital in Gary with serious injuries, and the driver of the Chevrolet refused treatment and sobriety tests.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Cameron D. Geweniger, 30, from Wheaton, was taken to the hospital for a blood draw, and then transported to the Lake County Jail. Results of the blood test are pending, and Geweniger now faces charges including operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, and reckless driving.
The investigation is ongoing.