Rensselaer doctor, 2 children died in I-65 crash

(Provided Photo/ISP)
(Provided Photo/ISP)

ROSELAWN, Ind. (AP) – State police have identified a man who died with two of his children after his car crashed into a semi stopped on Interstate 65 in rural northwestern Indiana as a doctor from Rensselaer.

Police say 45-year-old Mallik Chaganti failed to slow for backed-up traffic late Monday and crashed into a truck carrying more than 28,000 pounds of apples. The Jasper County coroner says he still wasn’t releasing the names or ages of the children killed in the crash.

Police say a young boy in the car suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the semitrailer wasn’t injured.

Parts of I-65 remained closed for hours during cleanup from the rollover of a tanker carrying nitric acid that caused the traffic backup.

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