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Indiana police: 1 airlifted to hospital after passenger vehicle crashes into semi

(Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)

BRAZIL, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police responded to a crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle that left one person airlifted to the hospital.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday on I-70 westbound near the 23 mile-marker. That’s at the State Road 59 interchange that leads to Brazil.

Police say Judith Minar, 78, of Brazil, was driving a 2019 Honda and attempted to merge onto I-70 westbound from the Brazil exit.

Minar didn’t observe a 2023 Volvo semi driven by Troy Pina, 40, of Smyrna, Georgia, that was traveling westbound in the driving lane. Police say Minar’s vehicle sideswiped the semi.

The collision forced the Honda into a spin. The Honda eventually came to a stop facing east in the westbound lane.

Pina’s semi then traveled off the north side of I-70, rolling onto the driver’s side and trapping Pina inside the truck.

First responders removed Pina from the truck, and he was airlifted to a hospital.

Police did not say the conditions of those involved.

(Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)