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Friday, November 29, 2002

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Four people were treated and released from St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a two car accident at US 40 and CR 500 E. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon about 3:30 p.m. Westbound traffic was backed up to near Reelsville, Ind. One person refused treatment.

Five people escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon in a two-car accident on US 40 and CR 500 E.

Taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital were Richard Compton, Robert Glasiner, Michael Pargin and Kayla Schrader. All were treated and released following the accident. Alexander was not treated at the hospital.

According to police reports, a 1984 Camaro failed to yield right-of-way to a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. The Camaro was eastbound, preparing to make a left turn onto CR 500 E, turned in front of the Intrepid, which was westbound on US 40.

"The accident is still under investigation," said Trooper Chris Carter, Indiana State Police. "We're getting conflicting information."

According to Carter, Monica Alexander, Greencastle, reported that she was eastbound on US 40 in the passing lane preparing to turn. A red truck with a camper shell reportedly tailgated her vehicle. When she drove into the crossover, the truck pulled in beside her and the driver got out of the vehicle and began beating on her vehicle window. Alexander and her occupant became scared and wanted to get away from him, so they locked their doors, and drove off.

Compton, Terre Haute, the driver of the second vehicle said he observed the Alexander vehicle eastbound and then turn in front of him. Compton did not observe a vehicle in the crossover other than the Alexander vehicle.

The accident caused west-bound traffic to be backed up to near Reelsville, Ind.



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