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Two Trans-Care employees injured in early morning wreck at Knightsville caution lights

Tuesday, October 24, 2006



An early morning accident slowed traffic on U.S. 40 in the Knightsville area and sent two Trans-Care employees to the hospital for minor injuries.

Shortly before 6 a.m., Deputy Brison Swearingen and members of Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department and Search and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the Knightsville caution lights at the intersection of N. C.R. 100 E. and U.S. 40.

According to Deputy Swearingen, Michael Deter, 39, of Clay City, was westbound on U.S. 40 in the passing lane while James Fox, 49, of Brazil, was southbound on N. C.R.100 E. The two collided when Fox turned east into the roadway and struck Deter's vehicle in the front.

Fox was not injured in the accident. Deter and a passenger in the vehicle, Thomas Brigen, 26, of Clay City, were transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

"This is a case of failure to yield," said Deputy Swearingen, but further details are not available due to the ongoing accident investigation.

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