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2 Whitestown police officers, 2 others injured in multiple car crash on I-65

Three Whitestown officers were conducting a traffic stop when a white sedan struck one of the police vehicles, which then hit the other police vehicles at the scene.

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. — Four people, including two Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department officers, were injured in a crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 65.

Three Whitestown officers were conducting a traffic stop on I-65 just north of the Whitestown exit when a white sedan struck one of the police vehicles, which then hit the other police vehicles at the scene.

According to police, two officers and both the driver and passenger of the white sedan were taken to hospitals for moderate to severe injuries. The third officer was released at the scene. Police later said one of the officers taken to the hospital was released with a concussion. The other officer treated at the hospital had a broken bone (where was not specified), whiplash and is expected to be released later today.

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Two Whitestown police officers and both the driver and passenger in the white sedan were taken to hospitals with moderate to serious injuries.

The Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is currently investigating the incident. Police said they believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

"We feel very fortunate that our officers and other occupants were not more seriously injured during this thoughtless act. Putting a stop to this kind of driving behavior is the primary reason WMPD remains proactive with its traffic enforcement. Please slow down, move over for emergency vehicles, and don't drink and drive. Thank you to the community for your thoughts and prayers,” said Chief Scott Rolston.

Traffic map information showed the back-up on I-65 extended from Exit 130 south to near the I-865 ramp.

According to INDOT, all lanes were back open at 3:30 a.m. 

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