On the day she died Sunday in a head-on collision, Leigh A. Gray, 24, Chesterton, Ind., was driving a blue, 2006 Saturn north on Interstate 69 at around 1:15 p.m. under snowy skies.

“According to witnesses, she was in the passing lane,” Anderson Police Detective Joel Sandefur said.

For no apparent reason, according to police, Gray’s car crossed the grassy median.

Sammy A. Tilley, Jr., 24, Gaston, was driving a green 1997 Chevy Cavalier south on I-69 with Jeremy Pulley, 26, Yorktown, in the passenger seat.

The pair were on their way to work in Fishers, Sandefur said.

Gray’s Saturn hit the Cavalier head on.

All three people were taken to St. John’s Emergency Room for treatment.

“When the call went out, it was that (Gray) was trapped in the car with no pulse,” Sandefur said.

The Indiana State Police from Pendleton’s Post 51, Madison County Emergency Management and Anderson Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

Deputy Coroner Ermal Allen declared her dead of multiple blunt force injuries at St. John’s.

Tilley received minor injuries. He was treated and released.

Pulley underwent surgery for a hip injury and was due to be released Monday morning, though Sandefur couldn’t say what his condition was for sure.

Police are awaiting Gray’s autopsy results, but for now, they are puzzled as to why her car crossed the median.

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