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One injured in I-70 accident

Monday, February 6, 2012

PUTNAM COUNTY -- Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash at 9:13 a.m., Monday, on Interstate-70 near the 37-mile marker.

A preliminary investigation revealed a silver, 2005, Nissan Quest SUV was traveling eastbound on I-70 near the 37-mile marker when the vehicle suddenly veered to the left and struck the guardrail.

The driver, Jeffrey Lipko, 23, Princeton, was transported by Putnam County Operation Life to St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, for complaint of lower back pain.

Lipko was cited for unreasonable speed.

Witnesses to the accident reported the Nissan Quest was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed with the vehicle's emergency warning lights activated and suddenly lost control.

According to officials, Lipko was reportedly in a hurry to get to an Indianapolis area hospital where a family member was scheduled for treatment.

Indiana State Police Trooper Adam Edwards investigated the crash. Assisting Trooper Edwards were ISP Master Troopers Matt Ames and Chuck Tharp, Putnam County Operation Life, Cloverdale Police Department and the Cloverdale Township Fire Department.

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