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4 injured in crash after driver reportedly falls asleep in construction zone

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Four people were taken to the hospital with various injuries after a two-vehicle crash in a construction zone in Tippecanoe County Friday morning, Indiana State Police said. 

Police said the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on I-65 southbound near the 176 mile marker. 

A 2007 Honda driven by Rachel Samide, 17, of Indianapolis, was traveling southbound when she reportedly fell asleep, causing the car to drift off the side of the road. The Honda then struck several construction barrels before hitting the guard rail. 

The vehicle then veered right and hit the rear axle of a semi grain trailer, bounced off the trailer, hit a concrete construction wall and then came to a stop in the road, according to police. 

Darrell Collins, the driver hauling the grain trailer, came to a stop about 100 yards away. He was not injured in the crash. 

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Samide, along with three passengers in the Honda were taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.