Wrong-way crash kills IUPUI student, Illinois woman on I-65 near Crown Point

The driver of this KIA was killed in a wrong-way crash on I-65 near Crown Point, Ind. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (ISP photo)
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CROWN POINT, Ind. (WTHR) - Two people died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 65 early Sunday morning Lake County.

One of those killed has been identified as Anna R. Warner, 21, from Beaverville, Illinois.

The other driver who died has been identified as Suhail Saif Suhail Humaid Alder, 20, of Indianapolis. Alder was an exchange student attending IUPUI, according to an Indiana State Police report. He joined the school in 2017 and was in the school of Public and Environmental Affairs.

State police got a report of a wrong-way driver heading north in the southbound lanes of I-65 north of the U.S. 231 exit just after 1:30 a.m.

About a minute later, OnStar reported a crash involving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette.

Police say Warner was driving a 2015 Kia northbound in the center lane of southbound traffic and struck a southbound 2015 Chevrolet Corvette head-on. Alder, the man driving the Corvette, died at the scene. His passenger was taken to a nearby hospital and he is expected to survive.

The driver of this Corvette was killed in a wrong-way crash on I-65 near Crown Point, Ind. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (ISP photo)

Warner died at a Crown Point hospital, according to State Police.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Police say notification was particularly difficult as Mr. Alder's family resides in United Arab Emirates.

All southbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately 7 hours for crash cleanup and reconstruction and reopened at 8:30 a.m.