3 hurt in Sunday Toll Road crash that caused 6-mile backup in LaPorte County

Motorists stand outside their vehicles as westbound traffic is halted while emergency crews work the crash scene. (Kellems)

Photos above and below: The medical choppers arrive and depart. (Kellems)

The backup. (Wellinski)

(This photo and the two below:) The helicopters at the crash scene. (Wellinski)

UPDATE JUNE 19: Center Township Fire Rescue Department, which was among emergency responders at the toll road crash, reported that the three people injured — two  adults and one child — were ejected from their vehicle. All survived.  

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WNLP photos and information by Mike Kellems and Bob Wellinski

Three people were hurt in an accident on the Indiana Toll Road in LaPorte County at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018. The accident closed both eastbound and westbound lanes and caused a 6-mile-long backup on the Toll Road between Forrester and Goldring roads. Two medical helicopters transported two patients to nearby hospitals, and a third patient was transported by ambulance. The accident blocked westbound traffic, creating a line of parked vehicles over 6 miles long. Many motorists stood outside their vehicles and watched as the choppers arrived and transported the patients.

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