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[ISP] Truck Drivers Collide and Escape Serious Injury
Start Date: 2/13/2012
End Date: 2/13/2012
Entry Description

Gibson County – Monday morning, February 13, at approximately 6:45, Indiana State Police responded to a crash at S.R. 68 and I-69 that injured a Haubstadt truck driver and totaled both trucks.

Preliminary investigation revealed Lucas Wellmeyer, 29, of Winslow, was driving a 2007 Ford F750 truck westbound on S.R. 68 when he turned left to exit onto I-69 south and pulled into the path of an eastbound 2012 Peterbilt dump truck.  Both vehicles collided and came to a final rest in the eastbound lane.  The driver of the dump truck, William Tenbarge, 62, of Haubstadt, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he is currently being treated for minor injuries. Wellmeyer was not injured and was cited for failure to yield.  Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. 

Investigating Officer: Trooper Aaron Kaucher, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Senior Trooper Kevin Ellison, Indiana State Police

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Todd Ringle
Phone: (812) 868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
SR68 crash
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