Slick Roads May Be To Blame For I-74 Crash

Posted On January 02, 2012
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Update posted at 8:06 a.m.:


Dispatchers say I-74 westbound near the St. Leon exit at the 163 mile marker has reopened after an earlier accident.


A pickup truck rolled across the median and came to a rest in the westbound lanes.


The driver was injured. That person’s name and condition have not been released.


The accident is under investigation by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.



Original story posted at 7:29 a.m.:


(St. Leon, Ind.) – Interstate 74 is closed in Dearborn County following a Monday morning crash.


Cold temperatures and a lightly accumulating snow resulted in several slideoffs on I-74 through Ripley and Dearborn counties during the morning commute.


One of the accidents became serious when an eastbound pickup truck slid into the median just west of the St. Leon/State Road 1 exit and overturned into the westbound lanes prior to 6:30 a.m., dispatchers said.


The driver of the truck was injured. His name and condition are not known.


Westbound traffic on I-74 remained shut down as of 7:30.


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