Driver airlifted to hospital after crashing into semi with 1-year-old in vehicle on US 30

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A woman was airlifted to the hospital after crashing into a semi with a 1-year-old in her vehicle on U.S. 30 Monday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection on reports of a crash involving two vehicles, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Responding officers report that a semi, driven by Christopher McGruder, 58, of East Chicago, IL, entered the intersection when a vehicle driven by Morgan Nelson, 20, of Knox, hit the trailer portion of the semi.

Nelson was pinned and had to be extracted from her vehicle, officers report. She was airlifted to an area hospital with deep head lacerations. A 1-year-old passenger in Nelson’s vehicle was also taken to the same hospital. It is unclear if the child sustained any injuries.

McGruder was uninjured, officers report.

Dispatch told WANE 15 that traffic was diverted off eastbound U.S. 30 onto S 900 East while the roadway was closed for multiple hours.

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