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Driver freed after crash

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

A collision at the crossroad of S.R. 59 and CR1200N (Rio Grande) temporarily backed up traffic for an hour Monday morning.

Walter H. Stephens, 68, of Crawfordsville, while traveling south on S.R. 59 in a Ford delivery van was struck by a 1991 Chevy Lumina driven by Shannon R. Racey, 27, of Terre Haute.

Racey, attempting to turn south onto S.R. 59 from CR1200N apparently did not see Stephens in time to stop. The van, hit hard enough in the driver's side to spin the vehicle around before striking a light pole, came to rest on its side in the yard of John Irwin, 11983 N. S.R. 59.

Stephens, sustaining mi-nor injuries to the left side, had to be extricated from the vehicle before being transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for medical attention.

The persons in the Chevy Lumina had no injuries; Racey, was cited for having no insurance.

Cinergy/PSI Energy ins-pected the light pole and found no damage to the wiring.

As both vehicles were removed, clearing the road for traffic, officers remained on the scene until the cargo of the van was retrieved by the Fuji Color Processing Corp. of Crawfordsville, Ind.

The Clay Co. Sheriff Dept., Indiana State Police, Van Buren and Dick Johnson Twp. volunteer fire departments, Search and Rescue and Athens Ambulance responded to the scene at 9:22 a.m.

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