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Accident closes SR 59, two injured

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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The driver of this passenger car was airlifted to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis after a head-on collision with a pick-up truck on State Road 59, north of Brazil, in an area just south of Christ Community Church, Wednesday morning. Ivy Jackson Photo. [Order this photo]
The investigation continues into a head-on collision that injured two local residents Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on State Road 59, north of Brazil, in an area just south of Christ Community Church around 10:30 a.m.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton released preliminary information that indicated investigators believe the accident was caused when a northbound passenger vehicle crossed the double yellow line into southbound traffic, striking a Dodge Big Horn 4X4 edition pick up truck pulling a utility trailer head on.

The impact bent the frame of the pick up truck and forced the car's engine to be thrown into a nearby creek.

Due to the severity of the accident, both drivers, whose names will not be released until officials contact their respective families, were temporarily trapped inside their vehicles.

At the scene, Heaton said the full extent of the victims' injuries was unclear, but both were awake and talking with medical personnel before being transported.

The female driver of the passenger vehicle was airlifted from the scene to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis by Air Evac, while the male driver of the truck was transported by TransCare Ambulance to Terre Haute Union Hospital.

While both lanes of the highway were temporarily closed while the accident debris was removed, the highway was reopened around 12:30 p.m.

Members of Brazil City Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.


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A Dodge Big Horn 4x4 edition...come on. I am sitting on the edge of my seat to find out what the "passenger" car was. I hope all involved were/are ok, and have no residual injuries.

-- Posted by ADJ on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 10:25 AM

The car in the photo appears to be the same make as mine...wow..I do hope both driver's will be ok it is encouraging to know they were responding verbally when transported for care at hospitals. Best wishes for a complete recovery.

-- Posted by forever_my_hope on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 12:00 PM

The yellow car is a Chevy Cavalier.

-- Posted by Propria Persona on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 1:12 PM

I wonder if the driver of the passenger car was talking on a cell phone at the time?

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 3:03 PM

how did the accident happen?

-- Posted by classof1979bhs on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 11:19 PM

No she was not on her cell phone I checked her phone .We still r not forsure what happen and she doesn't remember. We are very lucky she is here. Her Mom

-- Posted by latdbt on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 5:14 AM


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