Wrong way driver hits semi on I-70


A wrong-way driver hit a semi-trailer, blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 36.5 mile marker Thursday night.

Police say Pamela S. Goedde, 57, of Evansville, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes in her 2004 Honda Accord and struck a white, Volvo tractor driven by Hardev Singh Kauldher, 37, of Ontario, Canada, head-on.

Cloverdale Fire/Rescue pulled Goedde from her car, and transported her to IU Health-Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Police say she appeared to have moderate to severe internal, head, and leg injuries.

Kauldher was not injured.

Five other vehicles swerved off the roadway to avoid colliding with the car. There was no damage to those vehicles or injuries to their occupants.

The police investigation includes toxicology tests on Ms. Goedde.  Police noted no signs of impairment on Mr. Kauldher. 

The tractor-trailer was hauling laundry detergent.

The eastbound lanes were able to reopen at 10:30 p.m.