Wrong-way driver dies in crash on the toll road
LAKE COUNTY, Ind. -- A driver who was traveling the wrong way on the Indiana Toll Road died when her car collided head-on with another vehicle, according to Indiana State Police. The other driver suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police received calls about a wrong way driver on the toll road just after 3 a.m. Thursday.
While troopers were responding, another 9-1-1 caller reported a crash near the 5-mile marker.
The preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2014 Nissan Versa was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided head-on with a silver 2019 Honda HR-V.
The driver of the Nissan was declared deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Honda was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.
The road was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated and cleaned up.