Beverly East, 58, and Anita Tuttle, 59, both of Illinois, were going westbound on the highway when East, the driver, fell asleep at the wheel. The car, a 2000 Buick LeSabre, drifted into the median where it stuck a culvert. The car rolled over several times before landing in the nearby ditch.
Indiana State Police arrived on the scene at 6:12 a.m., where both passengers were trapped in the car, said Sergeant Jon Chadd. Police turned the car over and helped the two women out of the wreck. Both women were taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and are currently still being treated there after sustaining serious injuries.