A motor home was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Newton County, Indiana Thursday leaving a Lake Village woman dead and her husband seriously injured. The 73-year-old woman killed has not been identified. Her husband was flown to a Chicago hospital.
Newton County Sheriff's Police and several emergency responders answered the call to U.S. 41 and State Road 14 just before 11 am.
Police reported a semi-tractor trailer (driven by a 31 year old Bourbonnais, IL woman) pulling an and empty tanker was westbound and failed to yield to a south bound motor home that was pulling a car trailer. The motor home was driven by a 70 year old Lake Village, IN man with his wife (73 years old) as a passenger. The motor home struck the rear of the west bound semi’s trailer. The impact pushed the two vehicles into an east bound semi that was stopped at the stop sign of CR 100 N (SR 14) and US 41. The occupants of the motor home were entrapped and had to be extricated.
The Lake Village man was flown to a Chicago hospital with severe injuries. His wife was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Both semi drivers refused medical treatment/transport.
No names are being released at this time as the crash remains under investigation and pending notification of next of kin.
The south bound lanes of US 41 were closed at SR 14 for about 6 hours for the investigation and removal of the wreckage.