7 injured in U.S. 40 crash west of Brazil

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Photo courtesy Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department. Above is the scene of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 west of Brazil. The crash was reported around 8:17 p.m.

Police say seven people, including five juveniles, were hospitalized Saturday night following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 40 west of Brazil.

The Clay County Sheriff's Department reports that a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by a 17-year-old male, was exiting the parking lot of Brazilian Lanes when it was struck by a 2003 Chrysler van. The van's impact with the Durango's driver's side caused both vehicles to leave the roadway.

The CCSD reports that four female juvenile passengers in the Durango, ranging in age from 9 to 16, were transported to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. The female driver of the van, as well as a male passenger and four-year-old boy were also taken to Regional.

The male driver of the Durango was treated and released at the scene.

Names and conditions of the injured were not available.

One lane of US 40 was shut down for approximately 90 minutes to allow crews to clear debris from the highway.

The CCSD reports the investigation is ongoing.

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  • I thought one had to be 18 before transporting anyone younger than 16 in a vehicle??

    Hope everyone is ok and that citations are given out freely.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Feb 8, 2016, at 11:52 AM
  • I'm from Brazil, but live out in CA. I haven't noticed any updates on the people involved in this accident. Are there any updates ?

    -- Posted by sherrie.trusler on Tue, Feb 9, 2016, at 8:19 PM
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