Two INDOT Vehicles Struck in Separate Crashes

Two INDOT Vehicles Struck in Separate Crashes

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Today, the Indiana State Police responded to two crashes in the Versailles District where Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) trucks were struck by other motorists.

The first crash occurred at 10:00 am on I-65 Northbound near Crothersville, Indiana.  

The initial investigation by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles determined that a red 2013 Nissan passenger car, being driven by David Cutrone, age 29, Lake Wylie, SC, was traveling northbound on I-65 near the 37 mile marker.  

 

Cutrone’s vehicle drove onto the shoulder of I-65 and struck the guardrail.  

The vehicle then struck the rear of a white 2016 Ford INDOT truck being driven by Cody Hobbs, age 24, Scottsburg, Indiana.  

The INDOT vehicle was parked on the shoulder while three INDOT workers removed debris off the shoulder of I-65.  Hobbs along with front seat passenger Darren Jones, age 49, Deputy, Indiana suffered minor injuries in the collision.  

A third INDOT worker, Freddie Taylor, age 26, Scottsburg, Indiana was outside the vehicle at the time of the collision and also suffered minor injuries.  

All three INDOT workers were transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana for treatment.

Cutrone was initially entrapped in his vehicle after the collision.  Firefighters from the Vernon Township Fire Department and Seymour Fire Department freed Cutrone from his vehicle.  He was transported to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The right lane of I-65 near the 37 mile marker was closed for nearly two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sgt. Wheeles was assisted by numerous troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Vernon Township Fire Department, Seymour Fire Department, INDOT, and Howard’s Wrecker Service.

The second crash involving an INDOT vehicle occurred at approximately 12:00 pm on State Road 101 at I-74 in Ripley County.

The initial investigation by Trp. Clifton Elston determined that a white 2014 Ford INDOT truck, driven by Kevin Callahan, age 42, Sunman, Indiana was traveling northbound on State Road 101.  

A white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, being driven by Keith Huber, age 78, St. Paul, Indiana exited I-74 and drove eastbound into the side of the INDOT vehicle.  

Both drivers were checked out at the scene by medical personnel for minor injuries.  Three passengers of the INDOT vehicle were also checked out with minor injuries.

State Road 101 was down to one lane for an hour for crash investigation and cleanup.

The investigation is ongoing.

Trp. Elston was assisted by assisted by other troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, Sunman Rescue 20, and Buckley’s Towing.