Indiana State Police Trooper Seriously Injured in Gary, IN Crash

An Indiana State Police Trooper in Gary, Indiana, was seriously injured early Wednesday when an SUV struck the trooper sitting inside his police cruiser that was stopped to investigate another traffic crash, authorities said.

Trooper Corey Adam responded to a single-vehicle crash at midnight on westbound Interstate-80/94 at the 7.3 mile-marker, according to the Indiana State Police. A black Mercedes Benz had hit the center median wall and stopped partially in the left and left-center lane.

Adam parked his marked Dodge Charger with activated emergency lights behind the crashed car. Two other ISP Troopers, Trooper Dennis Griffin and Trooper Israel Rosillo, parked further behind Trooper Adam’s patrol car and blocked additional lanes with their emergency lights activated as well as approximately 15 flares in the roadway.

One of the troopers saw a 2004 Chevrolet SUV speeding toward them while they were investigating the crash, police said. The trooper yelled at Adam to warn him, but the SUV hit Adam while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car, which caused his Charger to hit the Mercedes and the median wall.

The third trooper, Trooper Rosillo, was able to jump over the median barrier and avoid being struck by the police car.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Cameron D. Geweniger, 30, of Wheaton, Illinois, police said. Geweniger refused medical treatment at the scene. He also refused field sobriety and chemical tests for intoxication.

Police have obtained a search warrant to have his blood drawn. The results of Geweniger’s blood test are pending.

Trooper Adam sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Northlake Hospital in Gary for treatment.

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