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ISP: 3 dead, 2 hospitalized after car crash on Indiana Toll Road

UPDATE: Indiana State Police on Monday provided the names of those killed in a crash Sunday evening on the Indiana Toll Road.

The driver of the white SUV was identified as 31-year-old Mark Pelini, of Canfield, Ohio. The front seat passenger was identified as 31-year-old Jillian Marian, of Youngstown, Ohio.

The driver of the black Ford pickup truck was identified as 56-year-old David Taylor, the deceased front-seat passenger was identified as 57-year-old Jane Beecher, and the injured backseat passenger was identified as 29-year-old Christopher Taylor. All three people inside the pickup were from Harrisburg, Pa. David Taylor and Christopher Taylor remained in a hospital Monday.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — Three people are dead and two others injured following a car crash Sunday evening on the Indiana Toll Road, according to Indiana State Police.

At 7:55 p.m. Sunday, police dispatch received calls of a serious crash on the Indiana toll road near mile marker 67.6 involving two cars that had eastbound lanes blocked.

Preliminary investigations by a state trooper indicated that a white SUV was traveling westbound when it struck a deer. The white SUV then crossed the center median and crashed into a black Ford pickup truck that was traveling eastbound, according to a press release.

Both the driver and passenger of the white SUV were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the black Ford pickup and backseat passenger were transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with serious inquiries. The front seat passenger in the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eastbound lanes remain closed for further investigation and removal of the cars.

Police have not released the names of those involved in the crash.