GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Dispatchers with Indiana State Police Peru Post say two people were airlifted Saturday night following an accident in Grant County on Interstate 69.
Police say the one-vehicle accident happened near the 261 mm on the interstate around 7:45 p.m. The front tire of the vehicle blew out, causing the driver to lose control. The 1995 Ford Explorer rolled three times and ended up in the median.
Two people were taken to the hospital via medical helicopter following the crash. Preliminary investigation shows the driver was ejected through the sunroof and the passenger was partially ejected through the window. Officers do not believe either person was wearing a seatbelt.
Officers say Interstate 69 was shut down around 8:30 p.m. That road has since been reopend.
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