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4, including 2 Whitestown police officers, injured in I-65 crash

WHITESTOWN, Ind. (WISH) – Four people, including 2 Whitestown police officers, were injured in an overnight crash on I-65, according to police.

The Whitestown Police Department said three officers were conducting a traffic stop on I-65 north near the 131 mile marker around 1 a.m. During the stop, a white sedan headed north hit a Whitestown Police Department vehicle. This caused several other several other crashes, all involving department vehicles.

Police said two Whitestown police officers, the driver of the white sedan and a passenger in the vehicle that was initially stopped were all taken to the hospital.

One of the officers who was taken to the hospital suffered a “minor concussion” and has since been released. The second officer sustained a bone fracture and incurred whiplash and is expected to be released sometime Tuesday.

“We feel very fortunate that our officers and other occupants were not more seriously injured during this thoughtless act,” said Whitestown Chief of Police Scott Rolston. “Putting a stop to this kind of driving behavior is the primary reason WMPD remains proactive with its traffic enforcement. Please slow down, move over for emergency vehicles, and don’t drink and drive. Thank you to the community for your thoughts and prayers.”

A third officer was treated and released at the scene.

Alcohol is thought to have been a factor in the crash.