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Wreck injures 4 on Christmas morning

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Shortly after 10:07 a.m. Sunday, members of the Indiana State Police, Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Search and Rescue responded to a 911 call from a witness reporting a head-on collision on S.R. 59 just north of C.R. 600 N.

Harold D. White, 67, of Rockville, was traveling southbound on S.R. 59 in a 2003 Chrysler minivan when Jennifer J. Summer, 33, of Linton, driving a 1988 Mercury Cougar, crossed left of center and hit the minivan after narrowly missing another vehicle.

Summer sustained a broken nose while her passenger, Florence J. Campbell, 28, of Linton, had facial lacerations.

Complaining of neck pains, White was taken to the hospital with his wife, Vickie, 58, who was suffering from abdominal pain. All four were taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by Trans-Care. Further details of their condition are unavailable as of press time.

Officials on the scene confirmed that, although the road was wet, the early morning rain was not a factor in the accident.

Both vehicles, receiving extensive front-end damage and along the driver's side, had their front axles tore off from the force of the collision, causing S.R. 59 to be closed for 45 minutes to an hour as Griffith Wrecking cleared the roadway of debris.

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