By Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2020

Three people have died in a wrong-way interstate crash in southern Indiana, according to state police.

Authorities received calls around 9:15 p.m. Saturday of a white Kia Sportage SUV traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. The vehicle then turned onto Interstate 265 and traveled westbound in eastbound lanes, crashing into a Chevrolet Cavalier, according to Indiana State Police.

The SUV’s driver was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries.

Three of four passengers in the other vehicle, including two adults and a juvenile were killed.

Driver Taylor D. Cole, 21, of Marengo, Indiana, was killed along with a juvenile son who authorities didn’t name. Twenty-two-year-old Leah Renee Onstott, of Depauw, Indiana, was a front-seat passenger who died in the crash. Her son remained hospitalized in unknown condition.



Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. I-265 was closed until early Sunday.

State police are continuing to investigate the crash and possible criminal charges.

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