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Man injured in I-70 accident

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CLAY COUNTY -- An Illinois man was taken to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate-70 Tuesday evening.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, at approximately 7:07 p.m., officers responded to the crash in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the 17-milemarker.

Officials said Barry Henderson, 59, Arkansas, was slowed in traffic due to an earlier crash in Putnam County when his semi tractor-trailer was struck in the rear by a black 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Jordan Hennings, 26, Illinois.

Hennings was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, via LifeLine.

The extent of Hennings injuries were unknown at press time, but did not appear to be life threatening.

According to officials, Henderson did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident.

Other agencies assisting at the scene included the Vigo County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Riley Fire Department, TransCare, LifeLine, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Hoosier Towing.

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