Two people were killed and two more were hurt in a crash along Interstate 74 in Montgomery County Monday afternoon.
Police and medics were called just before 1 p.m. to the 34 mile marker of the interstate, a mile north of the U.S. 231 interchange in Crawfordsville, on a report of two-vehicle crash. There, authorities found a box truck had T-boned an SUV in the eastbound lanes.
According to an Indiana State Police report, a 1997 Ford Expedition driven by a male driver was westbound on I-74 crossing the US 231 overpass. For an unknown reason, the SUV lost control and traveled through the median and slid sideways across the eastbound lanes.
That’s where it was T-boned by a white 2018 Chevrolet EXP.
Both vehicles came to rest in the left lane of I-74.
The backseat passenger of the Expedition was pronounced dead at the scene. The two front seat passengers were taken to a Crawfordsville hospital, where the driver later died. The passenger was later transferred to an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries, police said.
No one in the Expedition were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, state police said.
The driver of the Chevrolet was pinned inside of the box truck and had to be extricated. That driver was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, as well.
The crash is still under investigation.
Intersate 74 eastbound was closed for about 3 hours.