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Two on motorcycle injured in rain storm

Monday, June 6, 2005

While driving westbound on U.S. 40 in a heavy rain storm Sunday afternoon, an accident involving a car and a motorcycle sent two people to the hospital, one of which was sent to Methodist Hospital by Air Evac.

Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Carter was called to the scene of the accident about a quarter of a mile east of the intersection of C.R. 425 W. and U.S. 40 at 3:04 p.m.

According to the accident report, Donna Brenton, of Terre Haute, was traveling west on U.S. 40 in a 1993 Mercury during a heavy rainstorm when she collided with a 1981 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Landon Jurca.

Jurca and passenger Delores Simpson, both of Terre Haute, were traveling at a reduced rate of speed with the motorcycle's flashers on because of the weather when it was rear-ended by Brenton.

Brenton was uninjured and her vehicle received moderate damage, but the motorcycle was totaled.

Jurca received numerous abrasions on his back and was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital, while Simpson, sustaining internal and serious back injuries, was taken to Methodist Hospital.

During the course of the accident investigation, Trooper Carter determined that Brenton was driving with a suspended license. Brenton was cited for the charge of Driving While Suspended.

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