3 injured in crash involving semi on State Road 28

Multiple agencies respond to a crash on State Road 28 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (WLFI Photo/Jamie Long)
Multiple agencies respond to a crash on State Road 28 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (WLFI Photo/Jamie Long)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office said three people were injured after a crash on State Road 28 Monday morning.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. in the 3100 block of State Road 28, just east of County Road 300 East, between U.S. 52 and the town of Romney.

According to the sheriff’s office, a pickup truck — driven by Brandon Harral, 22, of Stockwell, Indiana — was heading east on SR 28 when it crossed the center line for an unknown reason and hit the side of a semi traveling west. The semi was driven by Robert Selig of Goodland, Indiana.

After the impact, it caused the pickup to flip on its top.

Three people inside the pickup truck were injured. The front seat passenger, 21-year-old Moriah Harral, was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries. The driver, Brandon Harral, was taken to a Lafayette hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The backseat passenger, 42-year-old Jennifer Harral, was also taken to an area hospital.

The driver of the semi refused treatment, saying he was uninjured.

A crash reconstructionist was called to scene. Traffic was backed up in both directions until around noon.

Drugs and distracted driving are being investigated as potential causes of the crash. It remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.