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4 injured, including 2 Whitestown police officers, in multiple-car crash on I-65

Driver crashed into police vehicles during traffic stop
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Posted at 7:54 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 13:27:26-05

WHITESTOWN — Four people, including two officers with the Whitestown Police Department, were hospitalized early Tuesday after a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Boone County.

Three officers were conducting a traffic stop around 1 a.m. near the 131 mile marker of I-65 northbound when a driver in a white sedan crashed into a police car on the side of the road creating a pileup, Whitestown Police Department Operations Captain John Jurkash said in a news release.

Two officers, the passenger of the vehicle that was stopped and the driver of the vehicle that police said caused the crash were transported to area hospitals with moderate to severe injuries. Jurkash said one Whitestown Police officer was released at the scene.

One of the officers sustained a minor concussion and was released from the hospital, while another suffered a bone fracture and whiplash. That officer is expected to be released Tuesday, Jurkash said.

Police have not released the identities of anyone involved in the crash.

The Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating the crash. Jurkash said investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.