Dump Truck Turn Over Crash in Putnam County Leaves One Injured

This morning at 8:55, Indiana State Police Troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a commercial vehicle rollover crash on US 231 just north of US 40 near Tall Lakes Road. The crash resulted in injuries to the driver. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Kenworth Tri-Axle dump truck, driven by 54-year-old James Manuel of Terre Haute, IN., was northbound on US 231, drifted off the right side of the roadway, struck a few trees, ultimately rolling over and coming to rest on the vehicle’s right side in the roadway. The driver was found lying in the middle of the highway and appeared to have been ejected during the crash. James Manuel was transported by Putnam County Operation Life Paramedics to Putnam County Hospital for treatment of lacerations and possible fractures. US 231 was closed from approximately 8:55 to 10:20 for crash investigation and clean-up.

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