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Wednesday accidents pile up

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Clay County resident Diane Carr was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by Trans-Care Ambulance with minor injuries after a one-car accident on S.R. 59 Wednesday evening.

Apparently, while traveling north on S.R. 59, Carr lost control of her 2000 Ford Taurus SE after leaving the road and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll over.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Indiana State Police, Indiana DNR, Clay County Search and Rescue, Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department and Trans-Care Ambulance responded to the scene. Ivy Herron photo

Law enforcement personnel and rescue workers around the area are still scratching their heads as they ponder what happened yesterday.

"We're thinking about renaming yesterday as Crash Wednesday," said Indiana State Police officials who began their day with a semi rollover at the one-mile marker on Interstate 70 that closed traffic briefly. Two hours later a second wreck, at the same location involving four vehicles, closed I-70 again. "There were accidents happening all over the place throughout the day. Not the fender bender type, but major incidents. All without a contributing source like rain, snow or ice."

Numerous accidents ranging from minor to incidents of property damage and personal injury took place in Parke, Putnam, Owen, Vermillion and Vigo counties. Accidents involving fatalities took place in Vigo, Clay and Vermillion counties.

The Clay County Department was no stranger to the phenomenon. Deputies were called out to three accidents Wednesday.

"It was a very strange day," agreed all law enforcement personnel when contacted about Wednesday's accidents.

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