On September 1st at 11:40 PM, Newton County deputies responded to the intersection of SR 14 and CR 100 E for the report of a two vehicle crash.
The preliminary investigation by Cpl. Fenley indicates a Honda Civic (driven by a 24 year old Milwaukee, WI man) was traveling eastbound on SR 14 when it began to have mechanical problems. The driver of the Honda stopped in the roadway with no lights activated. A passing vehicle nearly hit the Honda before turning around and offering assistance. The driver of the Honda attempted to move his vehicle further off the road and pulled his vehicle to the north side of the road into the grass shoulder, but was still partially on the roadway in the westbound lane. A Freightliner box truck (driven by a 33 year old Montgomery, IL woman) was traveling westbound on SR 14 noticed the vehicle of the good Samaritans, who had stopped, but not the Honda. The Freightliner then struck the disabled Honda then ran off the roadway and overturned.
The male driver and female passenger of the Honda were transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The female driver (sole occupant) of the Freightliner was evaluated on scene and found to have no injuries. She was then provided courtesy transport to a local hotel for the evening.
Assisting agencies; Newton County 9-1-1 Communications, Newton County EMS and Morocco Fire Department.
On 09/01/2023 at approximately 4:01 PM Newton County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls in reference to a two vehicle crash on US 41 near County Road 500 North. Deputies were dispatched along with fire and medical personnel to the scene.
Through witness statements and scene investigation, it was determined that a Northbound passenger car driven by a 24 year-old Lafayette, Indiana woman was disabled on the left shoulder and was partially blocking the left lane. A 64 year-old Ohio man driving a northbound pickup truck did not see the vehicle in his lane and struck it from behind.
The female driver was standing outside of her vehicle at the time of the collision and was not injured. The male sustained multiple injuries and was removed from his vehicle by witnesses before emergency personnel arrived. Medical staff transported the male to an area hospital for his injuries. Northbound lanes of US 41 were closed for a little more than an hour during the investigation and cleanup efforts.
Assisting agencies:Newton County Dispatch, Morocco Police Department, Newton County Prosecutor’s Office Drug Task Force, Morocco Fire, Lake Township Fire, Newton County EMS, Newton County EMA and Tri-Creek EMS.