Two Women Escape Train, Death by Lying Between Tracks

Two women with an apparent death wish narrowly escaped an oncoming train crossing a bridge over Lake Lemon in Indiana earlier this month. The bridge too high up to jump from, the women had no choice but to lie down between the tracks. They survived, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis reports, with just nine inches… » 7/30/14 10:28am 7/30/14 10:28am

Three Dead as 46 Cars Crash in Horrific Snowy Pileup

Yesterday evening on highway I-94 in Michigan City, a 46-car pileup began after an unpredictable wave of lake-effect snow came onto the road, startling drivers and causing them to swerve into each other. The gust of precipitation, which is brother to the terrifying menace "thundersnow" and has been known to white out… » 1/25/14 10:46am 1/25/14 10:46am

Fiery Pileup Involving Multiple Trucks Closes I-65 In Indiana

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Watch An 18-Wheeler Fly Across An Overpass And Burst Into Pink Flames

After seeing an out-of-control semi truck fly across an overpass and spark a massive, pink-colored explosion, I'd say this guy's reaction is pretty appropriate. » 8/02/13 9:05am 8/02/13 9:05am

Indiana Vanity Plates On Hold Because Cop Wants Hilarious “0ink” Plate

A cop in Indiana has temporarily brought the state's vanity plate program to a halt while the state works out the legality of his "0ink" license plate, because people who dole out those plates aren't any fun. What's wrong with a Pig loving his fellow pigs? Just kidding coppers, please don't arrest me. » 7/20/13 3:00pm 7/20/13 3:00pm

Indiana Now Has An LGBT License Plate But It Wasn't Easy

Indiana, like many states, lets you pick from a variety of specialized license plates that highlight some personal interest of yours, like a noted vampire hunter or your love of driving tiny cars. Indiana Youth Group, an LGBT support organization, wanted to offer a plate as well, but their efforts were repeatedly… » 6/03/13 3:19pm 6/03/13 3:19pm

Trash Trucks Are A Terrible Place For Used Meth Labs

Attention meth cooks and Walter White wannabes: Please don't throw your used meth lab equipment in the trash. They've been known to start fires inside of moving trash trucks. » 2/04/13 5:30pm 2/04/13 5:30pm

Porsche Owner Sacrifices A Carrera GT To The Race Track Gods

Recently, we saw a McLaren MP4-12C invade a Toyobaru track day in California. Instead of dominating the day, as it should, the driver put it into a wall. » 10/15/12 4:30pm 10/15/12 4:30pm

178 Tickets Issued For Drunken And Nude Antics At Indiana Tractor Pull

Whenever something that involves drunkenness, nudity, and cars occurs, we tend to automatically assume that the story is coming from Florida. » 8/27/12 3:00pm 8/27/12 3:00pm

Watch A Police Officer Identify A Suspect After Being Shot Three Times

An Indiana police officer who pulled someone over with a broken tail light was faced with more than the average traffic stop Friday night when the driver of the white Volvo shot officer Matt Fox repeatedly, striking him in the chest, wrist and neck. » 7/30/12 1:20pm 7/30/12 1:20pm

Indiana Mayor Grows Up And Makes His Gigantic Reserved Parking Spot…

The other week, the mayor of Logansport, IN created a gigantic reserved parking spot for himself after receiving a parking ticket. » 7/30/12 12:20pm 7/30/12 12:20pm

An Indiana Mayor Made His Own Gigantic Parking Space After Getting A…

The beauty of being the mayor of a small town is that you can find a way to easily get around any laws that you don't like. » 7/25/12 4:40pm 7/25/12 4:40pm

Help Police Identify This Thief's Ford Truck

Indiana State Police have reached out to Jalopnik readers to help find the 1987-96 Ford pickup shown in an image captured from a homeowner's surveillance camera on Monday morning. Its driver had entered a Lynnville, Ind. home on Monday, taking a gas can and an undisclosed sum of cash. » 5/24/12 12:30pm 5/24/12 12:30pm

Identify This Car Part And Help Catch A Hit-And-Run Driver

Alright Jalopnik gumshoes, the police again need your help. This time it's identifying a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in Indiana earlier this week. The last time we did this you were "critical" in helping I.D. a murder suspect, so let's keep it up. UPDATE: The driver turned herself in. » 4/26/12 10:30am 4/26/12 10:30am

Massive ice cream spill shuts down Indiana highway

Two lanes of an Indiana interstate already busy with highway traffic were shut down Friday after 40,000 pounds of ice cream spilled from an overturned semi truck. » 12/25/11 9:00am 12/25/11 9:00am

Man wearing U.S. flag drives Jeep up war memorial, sets it on fire

If the past months have taught us anything, it's that there is no one right way to protest injustice. Conversely, however, there are a myriad of wrong ways to go about it, and Daniel Whitaker of Indianapolis seems to have honed in with remarkable acuity upon one of them. » 11/23/11 3:00pm 11/23/11 3:00pm

Study shows less teen drivers on iPhones is a good thing

A report from Indiana shows less teen drivers = less teen driver crashes, kids on cell phones are just awful, and banning teens from driving with other teens/at night doesn't result in less similar accidents, just maybe less pregnancies. » 3/15/11 4:30pm 3/15/11 4:30pm

Indiana Mom Downs Six Beers To Haul Seven Kids

Police in suburban Indianapolis stopped Brandee Polak, 44, on Sunday evening after seeing her 2006 Cadillac Escalade driving erratically. Inside were seven children and eau de Budweiser; Polak later told police she drank six beers before hitting the road. » 9/08/10 2:30pm 9/08/10 2:30pm

Transformers 3 Studio Contradicts Police In Skull-Slicing Incident

As investigators attempt to determine the cause of the Transformers 3 accident that sent a 24-year-old extra to hospital with brain injuries, Paramount, the studio behind the film, is suddenly contradicting eyewitness and police reports. » 9/04/10 2:15pm 9/04/10 2:15pm