Collision Tragically Kills Two on Interstate 69 in Hamilton County, Indiana
HAMILTON COUNTY, IN- Thetimes24-7.com writes that two people died this week in a tragic collision on Interstate 69 in Hamilton County. The wreck involved a passenger car and a semi-truck.*
A police officer near the site responded to the scene promptly but found that he was unable to extricate the victims from their vehicle. The fire department was able to pull both individuals from the car, but the driver and a passenger were both declared dead. The driver of the large truck was also injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The early investigation indicates that shredded tires were in the roadway and that the driver in the passenger car attempted to avoid those tires, but lost control of his car. The vehicle then spun, and the semi-truck collided with the driver's side of the vehicle. The authorities shut down all of the traffic lanes on Interstate 69 during the evening. Police do not suspect that impairment was a factor in the tragic crash.
The two victims killed in the wreck were later identified as a nineteen-year-old boy from Spencer, who was driving the vehicle, and a seventeen-year-old girl from Pendleton, who was a passenger in the car. The truck driver was a 52-year-old man from Georgia.
Road debris causes many avoidable collisions every year in the United States. The AAA carried out a study and found that over a four-year period, over 200,000 collisions were the result of debris in the roadway. About 500 people lost their lives in these instances over the same four year period.
About one out of every three debris-related crashes is the result of a driver attempting to avoid the object or objects in the road.