TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A five-car crash in Lafayette shuts down a major intersection around noon Thursday.
Cars were crushed like tin cans and debris littered the entire intersection.
Emergency vehicles soon swarmed State Road 26 and Creasy Lane and three people were quickly taken to the hospital.
Police said the crash started when a silver Cadillac driven by 71-year-old Robert Wright barrelled east on State Road 26 with no regard for cars waiting at the light.
Wright struck a red SUV, which then struck a white trailblazer. Wright continued through the intersection, heading for David Kensinger's pickup truck.
"The Cadillac came through the intersection after hitting that red Ford vehicle, and hit the side of my truck and then skidded on past me," said Kensinger.
Wright's Cadillac then sideswiped a Nissan and had both wheels torn off before finally coming to a stop.
Lafayette Police Officer William Carpenter says Wright may have had a health issue behind the wheel."
"We don't see any indication that the vehicle tried to break so we're investigating the possibility that there was some sort of medical problem prior to the crash," said Carpenter.
Police confirm emergency personnel performed CPR on Wright at the scene. He was taken to St. Elizabeth East and is in intensive care after surgery.
Rodney Lawson of Battle Ground was driving the red Expedition.
The 43-year-old was taken to IU Health Arnett with back and neck injuries. Police said he is stable.
Gabriela Flores was driving the white Trailblazer.
Flores is pregnant and was taken to the hospital after complaints of pain. She was taken to St. Elizabeth East.
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