Although no citations were issued, officials believe aggressive driving was the possible cause of a three-vehicle pileup on State Road 59 Thursday evening.
Around 8 p.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's and Brazil City Police departments, Jackson and Posey Township volunteer fire departments and Clay County Search and Rescue responded to an accident scene in an area near the intersection of County Road 700 North and State Road 59.
According to a standard crash report filed by Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen, Melinda R. Cooper, 59, Center Point, was traveling southbound when a car preparing to turn west onto CR 700 N was hit from behind by another vehicle and pushed in front of her truck.
Stephen G. Gibson, 26, Staunton, reported his turn signal was on while he was slowing to turn onto CR 700 W, but Paul C. Vogel, 23, Brazil, reported Gibson braked abruptly.
Vogel said he attempted to veer right, but struck Gibson's car in the rear passenger side.
Officials confirm all five of the people involved were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
While Vogel and Gibson reported no injuries to officials at the scene, Cooper and two juveniles in Gibson's vehicle were transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by TransCare for undisclosed head, neck and back injuries. They were treated and later released.
Both lanes of traffic on SR 59 were closed for a brief period while emergency responders worked the accident and cleared the roadway of debris.