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I-70 accident sends one to St. Vincent Clay

Monday, June 16, 2008

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A Pennsylvania man was sent to St. Vincent Clay Hospital Monday evening following an accident on Interstate-70. [Click to enlarge]
Avoiding a collision on Interstate-70 sent a man from Pennsylvania to the hospital.

Shortly after 7 p.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson and Posey Township volunteer fire departments and Clay County Search and Rescue responded to an accident scene a half-mile west of the westbound I-70 onramp.

According to Deputies Jason Frazier and Brison Swearingen, the driver of Toyota Tacoma pickup truck swerved to avoid hitting a passenger car that was trying to pass a semi truck while entering the traffic.

The driver, Eric Williams, 23, lost control of the vehicle in the grass on the median, causing the truck to flip upside down.

Suffering from undisclosed injuries, Williams was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by TransCare personnel.


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Interesting. Who was the driver of the passenger car? Someone from TH perhaps? Brazil? This is what happens when those 'merging' (1) do not know how to merge properly, (2) get tired of being behind the slower semis and try passing without looking. Hope this guy is alright. GEEZ.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jun 17, 2008, at 10:33 AM

The young man in this article is 2nd LT Eric Williams, US Army, and our son.

Lt Williams left his parent's home in Pennsylvania last Sunday with his truck fully loaded to set up an apartment at his first permanent duty station with the 1st Division Infantry in Ft Riley Kansas.

Fortunately he was able to crawl out of his overturned, destroyed truck and walk away, and even able to find (and re-assemble) his cell phone to alert family.

He suffered cuts to his arm and a mild head injury. But after some stitches and a few days rest, was able to complete the remaining 600 miles of his journey and report for duty in Kansas this afternoon.

His parents would like to thank God for His mercy; and also thank the first responders of Brazil, Indiana and the ER staff at St. Vincent Clay Hospital for their prompt and skillful handling of the situation. And also thanks to all of the other wonderful Hoosiers who stopped to help!

Art & Kathy Williams

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

-- Posted by artwilliams on Sat, Jun 21, 2008, at 2:30 PM

The young man in this article is 2nd LT Eric Williams, US Army, and our son.

Lt Williams left his parent's home in Pennsylvania last Sunday with his truck fully loaded to set up an apartment at his first permanent duty station with the 1st Division Infantry in Ft Riley Kansas.

Fortunately he was able to crawl out of his overturned, destroyed truck and walk away, and even able to find (and re-assemble) his cell phone to alert family.

He suffered cuts to his arm and a mild head injury. But after some stitches and a few days rest, was able to complete the remaining 600 miles of his journey and report for duty in Kansas this afternoon.

His parents would like to thank God for His mercy; and also thank the first responders of Brazil, Indiana and the ER staff at St. Vincent Clay Hospital for their prompt and skillful handling of the situation. And also thanks to all of the other wonderful Hoosiers who stopped to help!

Art & Kathy Williams

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

-- Posted by artwilliams on Sat, Jun 21, 2008, at 2:33 PM


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