A Delphi, Ind., motorist fell asleep at the wheel on Thursday while driving
on I-65 in Lake County, in an accident which set his vehicle on fire, the
Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 12:26 p.m. Lukus Hunt, 20, was northbound on I-65,
at the 238 mile marker two miles south of the Lowell exit, when he fell
asleep. Huntís Oldsmobile Bravada left the roadway to the left, hit the
guardrail, then hit a concrete bridge abutment, flipping the Bravada on its
The Bravada then caught fire.
Huntís passenger, Thomas Storey, 22 of West Lafayette, was able to exit the
vehicle, while Hunt was removed by a Good Samaritan who stopped at the
Hunt and Storey were taken to Saint Anthonyís Hospital in Crown Point. Hunt
sustained broken bones and minor burns, while Storey complained of body
pain, police said.
All northbound lanes were closed for less than an hour.