INDIANAPOLIS — Three children were seriously injured after a crash on I-65 on the south side of Indianapolis Tuesday morning.
Indiana State Police say just after 7:30 a.m., a truck driven by 17-year-old Kya Lasley of Trafalgar was going north near Raymond Street, when she tried to change lanes and side-swiped another vehicle. That caused the pick-up truck to hook right, crash into a guardrail, flip over an overpass and land on a street below.
ISP Sgt. John Perrine says Lasley and a 17-year-old passenger, Megan Murray of Trafalgar, were thrown from the truck.
10-year-old Keilyn Stauffer was trapped in the truck and had to be rescued by firefighters.
All three children were taken to hospitals in serious condition.
“Unfortunately, the two 17-year-olds were ejected. Neither one was wearing their seatbelts,” Perrine said. “The outcome of this crash was serious injuries, and we just want to remind everybody to buckle up when they get into a vehicle.”
The right two lanes of I-65 Northbound were closed for nearly six hours for cleanup.