ISP trooper in serious condition following crash on I-865

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A trooper with the Indiana State Police was involved in a crash on I-865 near Zionsville Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. when five-year ISP veteran Ronneal Williams was struck outside of a van during a traffic stop. That’s when authorities said a 19-year-old man then struck the rear of Trooper Williams’s patrol car. The collision caused the patrol car to strike the van, which then struck Trooper Williams, sending him airborne over a nearby guardrail. Williams was then able to radio for help.

Sergeant John Perrine With ISP later tweeted that the the trooper was conscious and alert following the crash, but is in very serious condition.

The accident shutdown traffic on the eastbound lane near I-465 for two hours.

Williams and two other drivers were transported to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital to treat their injuries.

Details on what caused the crash have yet to be released.