ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police say two women from northeastern Ohio were killed when their car struck a guardrail and flipped several times on the Indiana Toll Road.
Indiana State Police suspect 59-year-old Linda Pohto of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, fell asleep when the car she was driving crashed about 10:30 p.m. Sunday near Elkhart.
A witness told police that the eastbound car had passed him at a high rate of speed just before hitting the guardrail about 10 miles east of South Bend.
Police say the crash also killed 88-year-old passenger Viola Pohto, also of Fairport Harbor, Ohio. The relationship between the two women wasn’t immediately clear.
A 31-year-old passenger from Colorado was taken to a South Bend hospital with severe injuries but is expected to survive.