Police blame heavy rain for crash that injured 9

Nine people were injured in a five-vehicle crash late Monday that police are attributing to heavy rains on the highway.

The accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. Monday about a mile east of Chesterton on Interstate 80/94, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

Police said one driver had to be extricated and another was ejected from a car but none of the injuries were considered life threatening.

Police said the left, eastbound lane of the interstate was completely covered in water because of a heavy downpour, which caused a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe to hydroplane, crash head-on into a concrete median wall, and come to rest facing north.

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-chesterton-crash-st-0516-story.html