GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Two people were hospitalized Monday – one with life-threatening injuries – following a crash on the Borman Expressway in Gary, Indiana the night before.
At 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Indiana State Police were called to I-80/94 eastbound at the 5.8-mile marker – near the Burr Street exit. They found a gray Jeep Cherokee had slammed into a semi-trailer truck.READ MORE: Police Call In SWAT Team After Woman Is Found Shot At Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel Downtown
State police learned the Jeep had been speeding before losing control and hitting the outer concrete wall on the expressway, and then rear-ending the parked semi.
The truck, operating under WEL Companies Inc., had been involved in another crash earlier and was waiting for a tow truck, state police said.
Gary fire crews had to extricate the two people inside the Jeep. The driver – Nicholas S. Aubuchon, 24, of Hobart, Indiana – was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary with life-threatening injuries, state police said. He was later transferred to a Chicago area hospital.READ MORE: At Least 5 Killed, 44 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
The passenger – Kelsie E. Figiel, 28, of Merrillville, Indiana – was taken to Munster Community Hospital with serious injuries.
At the hospital, several bags of a gray, powdery substance and a small bag of suspected marijuana were found in Aubuchon’s possession. Charges against him were pending late Monday, state police said.
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