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Similar Crashes Involve Slick Roads, SUVs, Semi-trucks

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December 9, 2013 — Indiana State Police say one driver was killed this week and a different driver was seriously injured early today, each after losing control of a sports utility vehicle on slick roads.

ISP says that around 1:55 a.m. an SUV was westbound on I-80/94 just east of Cline Avenue when the driver was going too fast for road conditions and lost control (photo).

ISP says the highway was snow covered and slick in spots where the driver went off the road and hit a concrete barrier wall before bouncing back onto I-80/94 where her vehicle was hit by a semi-truck.

ISP says 21-year-old Andrea Taylor of Chicago Ridge, Illinois was driving the SUV.  State Police say that she was taken to Munster Community Hospital with critical life threatening head injuries and that she was not wearing a seat belt.

ISP says another crashed killed an Avon, Indiana woman.   State police says 28-year-old Ashley Rogers died last night from injuries she received in a crash on I-65 about four miles south of Demotte.

ISP says she also lost control of her SUV on snow-covered, slippery roads where her Jeep was hit by two vehicles, including a semi-truck.

ISP says she died while receiving medical care.

While road conditions have improved since Sunday night, police are still warning drivers to use extra caution.  The Lakeshore’s Sarah Holst spoke with Indiana State Police Trooper Khari Walton about what drivers can do to help avoid collisions this winter.


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