The Indiana State Police reports wrong way Corvette driver was student from United Arab Republic; killed Anna R. Warner
CROWN POINT- The Crown Point Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity and notification of family has been made for the driver of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette involved in the fatal crash on 10/10/2019. The driver has been identified as Suhail Saif Suhail Humaid Alder, 20, of Indianapolis, Indiana. The notification was particularly difficult as Alder’s family resides in United Arab Emirates. Adler was an exchange student attending IUPUI in Indianapolis.
CROWN POINT- This morning at 1:34 a.m., the Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch Center received a report of a wrong-way driver northbound on I-65 in the southbound lanes from the 247 mile marker. A 911 caller reported that a vehicle entered I-65 from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231. Approximately one minute later, OnStar reported a crash involving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette. Trooper Dennis Griffin, along with the Crown Point Fire Department responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Griffin shows that a silver 2015 Kia was northbound in the southbound lanes traveling in the center lane. The Kia struck a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette head-on. The Corvette was traveling southbound in the center lane. The inside lane (3rd lane) was closed at the time of the crash with orange traffic barrels for construction purposes. The Corvette was occupied by two males. The driver of the Corvette was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lake County Coroner.
The driver of the Kia was transported to Franciscan Health in Crown Point. That driver has also died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger in the Corvette was transported to Franciscan Health for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Notification of the deceased has been made to one of the families. The driver of the Kia has been identified as Anna R. Warner, 21, from Beaverville, Illinois. Notification to the family of the Corvette’s driver is pending.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash.
All southbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately 7 hours for crash cleanup and reconstruction. All lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m.
Assisting at the scene: Crown Point Police and Fire, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction, Indiana State Highway Department, Lake County Coroner and Midnight Blue Towing.