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Drivber blacks out, hits truck

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Deputies Chris Robinson (left) and Jeff Maynard were called to Vision Quest Landscaping and Garden Center early Wednesday afternoon to investigate a one-vehicle accident. The driver, Clarence Floyd, 66, of Terre Haute, "didn't even have a driver's license," according to Maynard. Floyd told police he had blacked out and does not recall the accident, which began when he veered off the road and hit the sign in front of G & S Service Center, U.S. 40 W.

The sign remained on top of his car as he proceeded to take out the Northview High School and North Clay Middle School sign and crash into the back bumper of a truck parked in the Vision Quest parking lot before coming to a stop in a ditch in front of the business. Redbird Garage Inc. employees Mike Grove (middle), Mike Mackey and Eric Brown towed the car away while Floyd, uninjured, was sent home.

Robinson said the car Floyd was driving was "supposedly his son's."

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