Neither driver was seriously injured in an accident involving a car and an 84 Lumber delivery truck Monday morning at 13037 N. Co Rd. 500 East. The accident caused a diesel fuel spill that closed the road to traffic throughout the afternoon.
Shortly after 11:20 a.m., Monday, Deputies Brison Swearingen and Jason Frazier of the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to the report of an accident involving a car and an inverted 84 Lumber delivery truck in a ditch.
Officers determined that Randy Bendoodt Jr., 25, of Terre Haute, was traveling northbound on C.R. 500 East when he saw a 2004 Chevy Impala approaching. In an attempt to allow Thomas Shrum Jr., 22, of Fillmore, room to pass, Benoodt pulled to the edge of the roadway where the back wheels of truck left the roadway and sunk into the soft bank.
While righting the vehicle, Bendoodt lost control of the truck on the slippery pavement, spinning around 180 degrees and clipping the 2004 Chevy Impala with the rear axle of the truck. Shrum's car was forced into the ditch before the truck flipped over and came to rest next to his car.
Both drivers, who received minor injuries, refused treatment from ambulance personnel at the scene. It took several hours for a diesel spill from the truck into the ditch to be cleaned up. The Clay County Sheriff's Department is continuing an investigation into the incident.