Crash on Toll Road leaves four injured

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LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. – A two-vehicle crash on I-80 Tuesday night left four people injured, Indiana State Police reported.

At 6:40 p.m., troopers from the Indiana Toll Road Post responded to a serious vehicle crash on the eastbound side of I-80 near the 118.3mm, about four miles west of Howe.

A preliminary investigation showed that 37-year-old Jon McGlory of Minneapolis was traveling west on I-80 near the 118.3mm.

McGlory lost control of his vehicle, a green 2000 Ford Expedition, after falling asleep and swerving to miss an orange construction barrel, reports said.

The Expedition left the road to the south, crossed through the grass median, and entered the eastbound lanes of I-80, eventually crashing into a white 2021 Volkswagen passenger car with three people inside, police said.

Both vehicles received major damage in the crash and rolled over several times after the impact.

The individuals inside the Volkswagen, an Illinois family, all sustained injuries in the crash.

One adult and a two-year-old were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital for their injuries. The two-year-old’s injuries were reported as serious while the adult’s injuries were minor.

The other person in the Volkswagen was taken to a hospital in LaGrange with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

McGlory sustained minor injuries from the crash. He cooperated with troopers at the scene as they performed a suspected alcohol impairment investigation.

McGlory was found to have a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of (.117), reports said.

McGlory was taken to a LaGrange hospital for a medical evaluation and while there, he agreed to a blood draw for chemical testing protocol.

He was then released from the hospital and taken to the LaGrange County Jail where he faces preliminary charges related to operating while intoxicated, police said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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