Woman Hurt After She Rear-ends Semi After on I-69
By: Sheila McCrea - Friday, October 1, 2021

DEKALB COUNTY, IN — A Michigan woman was hurt after she rear-ended a semi on I-69 Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were called just before 7 a.m. to the 340 milemarker, just south of the State Road 4 interchange, on a report of a crash.

According to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Beatriz Halbert, age 61 of Lansing, had just merged onto Interstate 69 from 4 in a 2017 Nissan Rogue when she rear-ended a southbound semi driven by John Merritt, age 30 of Angola.

Halbert told authorities she did not see the semi.

Halbert suffered injuries to her head, chest and arm, and was taken to a DeKalb County hospital.

The Nissan was totaled in the crash.


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