An SUV and three semi-trailer trucks crashed and sent three people to the IU Health-Methodist Hospital late Monday. The domino-type collision shut down part of I-65 for 3 1/2 hours.
The accident happened at 5:05 p.m. on I-65 at marker 90, near Ind. 44, where traffic was slowed or stopped because of two crashes north. According to the Indiana State Police, Kristopher Housley, 18, Indianapolis, was driving north on a 2007 Nissan Quest when a 2011 Peterbilt driven by John Livingstone, 44, Sarina, Ontario, hit him and shoved him into a 2012 Freightliner driven by Brian Stafford, 31, Augusta, Mich. That truck was pushed into the back of a 2005 Freightliner driven by Michael Willems, 62, Buna, Texas.
State Police said Housley had head and upper torso injuries and his front-seat passenger, Bettie Housley, 50, Indianapolis, had leg injuries and were both taken by helicopter to Methodist. Willems was taken to Methodist by ambulance after experiencing a medical problem after the crash.
The latest information on the conditions of the three victims was not available late Monday.