MADISON COUNTY, Ind. - Three people - including a sheriff's deputy - were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after the deputy's vehicle was hit along Interstate 69 while he was investigating another crash.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office said just after 4 a.m. Saturday, Deputy Christopher Burkhardt responded to a report of a crash with property damage at mile marker 215 on I-69. That's just a mile east of exit 214 (the State Road 13 exit).
A passenger car traveling north had hit a guard rail, coming to a stop facing south on the northbound side of I-69.
Just a few minutes later, dispatchers said Deputy Burkhardt reported that his marked police vehicle (with emergency lights on) was rear-ended by another northbound passenger car.
The sheriff's office said both drivers of the passenger cars were taken to St. Vincent North East in Hamilton County with unknown injuries.
Deputy Burkhardt was also taken to the hospital - St. Vincent in Anderson - for back pain.
The crashes are being investigated by the Ingalls Police Department.