On Tuesday afternoon, troopers from the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post responded to calls of a crash in the eastbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road near the 19.6 mile marker. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Tim McCormick shows that a grey 2017 Honda minivan driven by 36 year old Amie Kielbasa-Szelinski of Munster, IN, stopped for an unknown reason in the right lane. A white 2016 Ford F350 towing a 24 foot trailer, driven by 49 year old Clinton Burroughs of Muskegon, MI, was traveling eastbound behind the Honda when it swerved to the left to avoid the Honda. Burroughs was unable to avoid the collision and collided with the rear of the Honda. Both vehicles crossed the eastbound lanes and collided with the concrete center barrier wall. Burroughs was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart for complaint of pain. A front seat passenger in the Honda, 61 year old Shannon Szelinski of Munster, was flown to University of Chicago with serious and life-threatening injuries. Thirteen month old Brody Szelinksi was also flown to University of Chicago for observation. Kielbasa-Szelinski and three year old Thomas Szelinksi were both transported to North Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.
July 4th, 2018|Local News|