In the early evening of March 7th, an allegedly drunk driver was in a wrong-way crash that resulted in three fatalities. The wrong-way crash happened at high speeds on I-65 shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday. The officers in Clark County were notified of a wrong-way driver on I-65 traveling through the eastbound lanes. Officers in the area were not able to locate the vehicle before the crash happened.
As officers looked for the vehicle, dispatch received multiple calls reporting a head-on collision involving a Kia SUV. The driver of the SUV was a 31-years-old man from Louisville. Indiana State Police said that the driver was taken to a nearby hospital for immediate attention to his severe injuries. They did not release his condition to the public. The Kia SUV’s front end was gone entirely and raised along the back end over the metal guard rail. There were no images of the second vehicle released to the public yet. The condition of the car was not reported, only the condition of the three people inside the car.
The second vehicle involved was driven by Taylor Cole, a 21-year-old who was declared dead at the crash site. Also in the vehicle was Cole’s child, who was transported to Norton’s Children’s Hospital. The young child later died as a result of the injuries. Lean Renee Onslott, Cole’s girlfriend, and the mother to the young child also later died in the hospital because of the injuries from the wreck. In total, this wreck currently has three fatalities, with the Kia driver still in the hospital in an unknown condition.
Preliminary findings have the suspicion of alcohol playing a role in the crash. It’s likely that there will be some charges related to the crash to follow. Currently, there are no charges as the crash is still under investigation. Indiana State Police are working the case.