Indiana State Trooper vehicle struck on I-65 by alleged impaired driver, no injuries reported

Posted: Jan 2, 2022 / 5:55 AM CST

/ Updated: January 2, 2022 / 5:55 pm CST

LOWELL, Ind. – An Indiana State Police vehicle was hit by an alleged disabled driver on Sunday morning on I-65 near the 249-mile mark, according to state police. The vehicle was currently unoccupied and there was no record of injuries.

Police said that at approximately 6:15 am on Sunday, Indiana Department of Transportation soldiers and Hoosier aides were assisting with traffic control of a sidetracked semi that was blocking all lanes of traffic.

According to police, a ​​2018 jeep driver swerved from an INDOT vehicle that had emergency lights on and moved into the far right lane. The driver then swerved between the far left lane and the far right lane before colliding with a soldier vehicle that also had its hazard lights activated.

The officer assigned to the vehicle was standing outside the vehicle and witnessed the irregular driving before running into a ditch to avoid injury.

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