FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – 2 people were injured in a crash that resulted after an attempt to avoid hitting a pedestrian Saturday evening.
According to a release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday at 8:58 p.m., two cars were in the left lane on I-69 at the 323-mile marker, about a mile north of County Line Road, when the vehicle in front, a GMC Sierra, swerved to attempt to avoid a pedestrian.
The second car, a Chevrolet Silverado, attempting to avoid the pedestrian then swerved and lost control; police say that car ended up in the median on the east side of the road.
Police say at that time, the first driver attempting to avoid the pedestrian lost control of their truck while swerving and entered the median. Police say the GMC then hit a cable barrier before hitting the front end of the Silverado involved. This was while the truck was attempting to return to the roadway.
Police say 2 minor passengers from the GMC were taken to a hospital via ambulance for their injuries. Both cars involved sustained heavy front-end damage and were totaled at the scene.
Police did not advise on the condition of those injured, but an active investigation is underway.