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U.S. 40 crash slows traffic

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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Personnel from the Seelyville Fire Department and TransCare attend to Chad Terry of Terre Haute after a two-vehicle accident near Reece's Point Monday.

A two-vehicle accident near the Clay-Vigo county line just before 5 p.m. on Monday slowed traffic but caused no major injuries, authorities said.

A flatbed truck driven by Jordan A. Novotney, 21, of Brazil was attempting to turn left onto eastbound U.S. 40 from Miami Gardens Rd. when he was struck by a westbound Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Chad Thomas Terry, 39, of Terre Haute, according to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton,

Terry suffered "some lacerations and cuts," and was transported to Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Novotney escaped without injury, Heaton said.

Novotney tried unsuccessfully to avoid the collision.

"The gentleman tried to hit the brakes and avoid the situation, but with a truck that big there's nowhere to go," Heaton said.

The Caterpillar flatbed driven by Novotney escaped largely unscathed, but Terry's truck incurred extensive damage to the front end.

Among the agencies responding to the accident were the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the Seelyville Fire Department, Posey Fire and Rescue, Clay County Search and Rescue, the Vigo County Sheriff's Department and the Seelyville Town Marshal.

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