Toll Road Crash Injures Four- Minnesota Driver Under Arrest for Operating While Intoxicated
(LaGrange County, IN)- At approximately 6:40 pm on June 1, 2021, troopers from the Indiana Toll Road Post responded to a serious two-vehicle crash on the eastbound side of I-80 near the 118.3mm, about 4 miles west of Howe, IN. As a result of this crash, an Illinois family of three traveling to Pennsylvania were injured and transported to Fort Wayne and LaGrange County hospitals, and the Minnesota driver that caused the crash has been arrested and is facing OWI-related charges.
Trooper Tyler Vermillion’s preliminary investigation has revealed that Jon Marcus McGlory, 37, of Minneapolis, MN was driving a green 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on I-80 near the 118.3mm. McGlory lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep and swerving to miss an orange construction barrel. The Ford Expedition left the roadway to the south, crossing through the grass median, entering the eastbound lanes of I-80, and crashed into a white 2021 Volkswagen passenger car driven by Daniell John Sabater, 48, of Des Plaines, Illinois. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and rolled over several times after impact.
The three occupants in the Volkswagen- Daniell Sabater, his wife, and their two-year-old son, all sustained injuries during the crash. Mother and son were flown by Parkview Samaritan helicopter to PRMC in Fort Wayne; the toddler’s injuries were serious, but the mother’s injuries were minor. Daniell Sabater was transported by ambulance to the hospital in LaGrange with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All three were properly restrained, and the vehicle’s airbags deployed successfully, factors which likely prevented much more serious injury.
Jon McGlory sustained only minor injuries as a result of the crash. He cooperated with troopers at the scene as an investigation for suspected alcohol impairment was initiated.
Trooper’s found McGlory to have a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of (.117).
McGlory was initially transported to the hospital in LaGrange for a medical evaluation, and then he also voluntarily submitted to a blood draw for chemical testing protocol. He was released from the hospital and then transported to the LaGrange County jail where he was booked into custody on several preliminary charges related to Operating While Intoxicated. (Final charges will be determined by the LaGrange County Prosecutor upon review of the investigation.)
This remains an ongoing investigation, for which no further information is available for release at this time.
Trooper Vermillion was assisted at the scene by Trooper Tim McCormick, Howe Fire/Rescue personnel, LaGrange EMS personnel, Parkview Samaritan flight crew, and Grates Wrecker Service.