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2 dead after wrong-way driver crashes into Corvette on I-65

UPDATE: The driver of the Corvette has been identified as 20-year-old Suhail Saif Suhail Humaid Alderei, an exchange student at IUPUI.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WISH) — Two people died when a wrong-way driver crashed into a Corvette on I-65 in northwestern Indiana Sunday morning.

Indiana State Police were called to mile marker 274 on I-65 Sunday just after 1:30 a.m.

A 911 caller reported a vehicle had gotten onto the highway from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231.

The driver, Anna Warner, 21, of Beaverville, Illinois, drove a Kia north in a southbound lane before crashing head on into a Chevy Corvette.

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Two males were inside the Corvette. The driver of the Corvette, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene. The passenger was transported to Franciscan Health with non-life-threatening injuries.

Warner was also transported to Franciscan Health where she later died from her injuries.

State police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

All lanes of southbound I-65 were closed for about seven hours. The lanes reopened around 8:30 Sunday morning.