Crash on I-70 injures 3 adults, 3 children

(Provided Photo/ISP)
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PUNTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police said six people were injured in a crash on I-70 in Greencastle Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened on I-70 westbound at US 231 near mile marker 41 around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Indiana State Police, a truck was driving eastbound on I-70, towing another truck, when it had a mechanical issue.  The right front wheel of the truck the driver was towing broke free and and separated from the vehicle, causing the driver to lose control and drive into the median.

The truck then rolled three times. There were six passengers in the truck and one passenger was ejected.

The driver, Candelario Ojeda Jr., 34, was taken to Putnam County Hospital for head lacerations. Marisela Reyes, 35, was ejected. She was transported by air to Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis with multiple injuries.

The right front passenger, Alicia Regis, 67, was taken to Putnam County Hospital for fractures and internal injuries. Police said she is expected to be airlifted to Eskenazi for further treatment.

Three children were also inside of the car. A two-year-old was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of head injuries. The two other were, both age 6, were taken to Putnam County Hospital.

Police said all three kids were in child restraint devices. Officers believe Candelario Ojeda Jr. and Marisela Reyes are the children’s parents.

Traffic on I-70 westbound was diverted northbound on US 231 to westbound US 40 for about an hour and a half Tuesday evening.

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