INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Three people are dead following an overnight head-on collision on I-70.
According to the Wayne Township Fire Department, crews were called to the area of I-70 near Holt Road around 4 a.m. for a two-vehicle crash.
The Indiana State Police said that soon before the deadly crash an ISP trooper saw Hyundai SUV stopped on the shoulder of I-70 in the wrong direction.
The trooper then began to approach the vehicle but started moving, with the trooper trying to get the driver to stop. However, the Hyundai SUV started driving eastbound in the westbound lanes.
ISP said that about a half-mile from where the Hyundai SUV had originally stopped it had slammed into a Hyundai Sonata.
The driver, 34-year-old Jepthat Lian, and passenger in the Hyundai Sonata were pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Hyundai SUV, identified as 28-year-old Aaron Negash, was also killed, pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the deadly crash.