Two Ohio children dead after crash along interstate in Indiana

A van sits among other vehicles involved in a deadly crash on the westbound Interstate 70 near Terre Haute, Ind., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Indiana State Police say at least two young children have died and a third has been critically injured after a semitrailer struck their family's van on the highway in western Indiana. (Austen Leake/The Tribune-Star via AP)

TERRE HAUTE, IN (AP) —Indiana State Police have released the names of the two Ohio children killed and those of their mother and a third sibling who were injured when their van was struck from behind after slowing for a highway construction zone.

Police said Wednesday the crash on Interstate 70 about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Indianapolis killed 1-year-old Finley Bereda and 5-year-old Brennen Bereda of Beavercreek, Ohio.

Three-year-old Jordan Bereda and 33-year-old Christina Bereda are being treated at Indianapolis hospitals following the crash Tuesday.

Police say a semitrailer driven by 62-year-old Amritpal Singh of Quebec, Canada, struck the Beredas’ van before colliding with another semitrailer.

Police say child restraint seats were in use in the van. The family was traveling to Missouri. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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