(Lake County, IN) - Indiana State Troopers saved a life after one of them almost lost his own.
Trooper Riley Hieb was responding to a crash on westbound I-80/94 early Thursday morning. As Hieb was investigating, a 2009 Chrysler 300 crashed into the back of the trooper’s car, and the Chrysler burst into flames.
Other troopers broke the Chrysler’s passenger window and rescued the semi-conscious driver, 42-year-old Latresha Williamson of East Chicago. She was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. Alcohol or drugs is suspected as a factor in the crash. The Lake County Prosecutor’s Office says charges are pending.