UPDATE: On Friday, Indiana State Police said Rachael Savanna Woods, 20, of South Bend, died of her injuries late Thursday. No other information was released.
A woman traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis was found severely injured along an Indiana highway early today, and state police are asking for the public's help in the investigation into when, where and why she was hurt.
The woman was with a number of companions in a white 2002 Buick SUV that was pulled off the side of Interstate 65 about 4 miles south of the Rensselaer exit about 4:30 a.m., according to a release from the Indiana State Police.
When police arrived a male companion was doing CPR on the woman, who had sustained life-threatening injuries at an unknown location, police said. She was air-lifted to Saint Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, where her name was being withheld until positive identification can be made and her family notified.
Police were releasing few details of the preliminary investigation, including the nature of the injuries or the number of companions in the vehicle traveling between Chicago and Indianapolis.
One of the people, identified by ISP as Nathan Huey-Dingle of Chicago, was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail on an outstanding warrant. No details on the warrant were released.
It is believed the occupants might have stopped at various truck stops and rest areas on the way from Illinois, and police are asking anyone who might have seen the vehicle to call ISP Det. Jennifer Richmond at 219-696-6242.