Driver escapes violent crash on US 30 With non-life-threatening injuries

An Indiana State Police trooper was in the right place at the right time to render immediate aid when he witnessed a crash between a semi and a passenger car.


Just before 3:30 pm Friday Trooper Jon Price was in his marked police car on the south side of the intersection of US 30 and King Road when he saw a 2003 Freightliner traveling westbound on US 30.  The Freightliner failed to stop at a red light and ran into the rear of a 2001 Toyota that was stopped at the intersection.  Both vehicles continued through the intersection stuck together following the collision, coming to rest west of King Road.


Price immediately responded and saw that the driver of the Toyota, Alexis Owens, 19 of Ft. Wayne, was bleeding heavily from her face but was alert and conscious. Owens was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.



The driver of the semi, Pavel Galiant, 67 of Kent, WA, was not injured in the crash. Galiant was issued a citation for disregarding a traffic light.


Price commented that Owens was wearing a seatbelt and that made a difference in the severity of her injuries.


Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash.


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