STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A crash involving an Indiana State Trooper left two people dead on the Indiana Toll Road Tuesday afternoon.
According to Indiana State Police, two troopers were responding to a vehicle crash in rural LaGrange County with lights and sirens around 4:00 p.m. Trooper Jacob Bill and Trooper Osbaldo Regalado were both traveling west on the Toll Road near Fremont when Regalado swerved to the right lane to avoid slowing traffic. ( not the emergency lane for some reason ) During the maneuver, he crashed into the back of a white Ford SUV. Both vehicles continued off the road and crashed into the guardrail. Well he got to the crash site faster..
The driver of the SUV, 76-year-old Terry Wentworth of Mishawaka, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s wife and front seat passenger, 74-year-old Gloria Wentworth was flown to the hospital where she later died. He really protected the hell out of them.
Trooper Regalado was taken in an ambulance to a Fort Wayne hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Indiana State Police are investigating the crash and will turn over a full report to the Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Hey! These things happen amirite?