ISP: Pregnant women, children injured in crash on I-69

Officials advised travelers to avoid I-69

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. - At least six people, including children and pregnant women, were injured in a crash on Interstate 69 in Grant County on Friday afternoon, officials said.

Officials said northbound lanes of I-69 were closed after the six-vehicle wreck near mile marker 268.

The preliminary investigation revealed the accident happened when a car was rear-ended when stopping for a traffic backup, pushing it into the back of another vehicle, officers with the Indiana State Police said.

Three vehicles drove into the median in an effort to avoid hitting the slowed traffic.

Medical helicopters took the two injured children to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, police said.

Police said two pregnant women were injured, but there were no indications that any harm was done to their fetuses.

No other people were taken to the hospital from the crash scene, but many of the people involved in the crash had cuts or scrapes and were checked by paramedics, police said.

Officials said the crash is under investigation, but they do not believe that alcohol or narcotics contributed to the crash.

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