At approximately 1:45 this afternoon, Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a pickup truck crash on westbound US 40 near County Road 325 West.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Ford pickup, driven by 21-year-old Tyler L. Peters of Vincennes, IN., was westbound US 40 pulling a trailer loaded with a residential mower. Suddenly the trailer began to weave causing Peters to lose control and rollover. A blown trailer tire may have been the cause.
Tyler Peters and his 20-year-old passenger, Kenneth A. Smothers of Terre Haute, IN. were both transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital by Putnam County Operation Life paramedics, Peters complained of arm pain and contusions. Smothers complained of a leg injury. Both were cited for failure to wear seatbelts.
The crash was investigated by ISP Senior Trooper Johnny Myers. Assisting were Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Operation Life, Reelsville Fire/Rescue and Seniours Towing.
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