Trooper seriously injured in overnight crash near Gary, Ind.

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GARY, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana State Police say a trooper was seriously injured early Wednesday morning after his vehicle was struck by a motorist.

Indiana State Police say, Wednesday morning around midnight, Trooper Corey Adam was working a single vehicle crash on I-80. 

ISP says, Trooper Adam parked his police car behind the crashed car to protect other drivers from hitting it. 

Two other Troopers parked behind Trooper Adam’s patrol car, ISP says, blocking additional lanes with their emergency lights activated, and placed about 15 flares in the roadway. 

Police report, as the Troopers were investigating the crash, one of them saw an SUV traveling towards them at a high rate of speed — and attempted to yell at Trooper Adam, who was in the driver’s seat of his police car — to warn him. 

Trooper Adam’s crashed vehicle. Photo courtesy Indiana State Police.

ISP says the SUV struck Trooper Adam’s police car, causing the police car to strike the previously-crashed vehicle, and the median wall. 

Police say Trooper Adam sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash, and was transported to a hospital in Gary for treatment. 

ISP says the driver of the SUV, 30-year-old Cameron D. Geweniger, from Wheaton, Illinois, refused medical treatment, as well as field sobriety tests, and a chemical test for intoxication. 

Pictured: Cameron D. Geweniger. Photo courtesy Indiana State Police.

Troopers say they believed Geweniger to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

Geweniger was transported to the hospital, where a search warrant for a blood draw was requested through the Prosecutor’s Office. 

The results of his blood test are pending.

Mr. Geweniger faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Operating While Intoxicated Endangering, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Reckless Driving.

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(This story was originally published on April 29, 2020)

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