Wrong-way driver, semi crash results in serious injuries
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An alleged drunk driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70 for one mile before striking a semi causing critical injuries, police say.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, dispatch received multiple 911 calls regarding a wrong-way driver near the 91 mile marker on I-70.
Moments later, dispatch received reports of a serious crash near the 92 mile marker.
Emergency response teams upon arrival discovered a high-speed, head-on collision between a 2009 Hummer H2 and a semi tractor-trailer.
The driver of the hummer was 26-year-old Moran Cuculisa Yener Oswaldo of Indianapolis.
Hancock County Officers pulled Oswaldo from the wreckage where he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries.
The Hummer’s passenger, 29-year-old Angel Jesus Tzuy Pop was found entrapped within the vehicle and needed extrication by the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Pop was also transported to Eskenazi Hospital and is reportedly in critical condition.
The semi driver, 52-year-old Ricardo Duran of California was uninjured.
I-70 was closed for nearly five hours to clean up the wreckage and investigate the cause of the crash.
Oswaldo has been arrested on the preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is working with troopers to decide formal charges.
There is no further information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.