2 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 65

By The Associated Press

CROWN POINT — Authorities say two people are dead and one is injured after vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana hit another car head-on.

Indiana State Police say the crash happened early Sunday morning. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Authorities received reports of a wrong-way driver heading north in the south bound lanes of I-65 in Lake County just after 1:30 a.m.

The drivers of both vehicles died. The passenger of the vehicle that was struck was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Authorities say all southbound lanes were closed for several hours following the crash.

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