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A woman suffered minor injuries Tuesday after someone threw a pumpkin from an overpass into her moving vehicle in northwest Indiana. | Indiana State Police

Pumpkin thrown from overpass causes crash on Indiana Toll Road

SHARE Pumpkin thrown from overpass causes crash on Indiana Toll Road
SHARE Pumpkin thrown from overpass causes crash on Indiana Toll Road

A driver in northwest Indiana narrowly escaped serious injury Tuesday evening after a pumpkin thrown from an overpass crashed through her windshield.

About 9:30 p.m., a 64-year-old woman from Michigan was driving east on the Indiana Toll Road under the Goldring Road overpass outside Michigan City when her vehicle was struck by the pumpkin, according to a statement from Indiana State Police.

The pumpkin went straight through the driver side windshield and struck the woman, police said. She crashed her 2018 Chevrolet into a ditch and suffered minor injuries.

This was the second pumpkin-related incident involving the overpass, according to police. It was the third pumpkin-related incident in the area in a week.

Police reminded the public that objects thrown from overpasses can result in a misdemeanor “criminal mischief” charge, or a felony “overpass mischief” charge if someone is injured.

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