Woman killed in afternoon accident
A three-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon took the life of one woman. All names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of families involved.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department reported that the collision occurred at the intersection of County Road 500 North and State Road 59 about 3:25 p.m. A female subject was entrapped and severely injured. She was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead due to massive internal injuries and chest trauma.
Assisting Clay County was Athens Ambulance, Air Evac Helicopter, Posey and Jackson Township Fire Departments and Clay County Search and Rescue. The investigation is continuing. Indiana State Police are assisting in reconstruction of the accident.
Wreck on U.S. 40 injures four
A two-vehicle accident on west U.S. 40 yesterday morning sent four people to the hospital. According to the police report, Donald L. Knox, 65, Brazil, was traveling northbound on CR 200 W. (Waterworks Road) in his 2001 Dodge pick-up.
He attempted to cross eastbound traffic of Hwy. U.S. 40 and was struck in the driver's side by a Chevrolet SUV driven by Cathy A. Branham, 46, Terre Haute.
Branham said she was eastbound on U.S. 40 and Knox pulled out in front of her. She attempted to stop but was unable to avoid a crash. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles and they had to be towed.
Knox was using safety equipment and his air bag deployed. He complained of pain in his chest. A passenger with him, Carolyn Knox, 64, Brazil, had a possible fractured arm.
Branham had minor bleeding and pain in her elbow and lower arm. Her passenger, Heather Hoffman, 11, had contusions and pain in her lower arm.
All four people involved in the accident were transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by Athens Ambulance. The victims' conditions were unknown at press time. Clay County Dep. Brian Pierce investigated. Brazil City Police, Brazil Fire and Rescue and Clay County Search and Rescue assisted.