Two Vehicle Accident in Putnam County Temporarily Closed 231

A two vehicle accident occurred this morning at approximately 10:41am on 231 1 mile south of 36 in Monroe Township. Responding to the scene was the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department who reported that the accident started when one of the drivers Jim Bowling, age 42 of Greencastle was heading southbound on 231 in Monroe Township in his 2012 Dodge Ram truck that was pulling a trailer. The trailer came loose and continued southbound and turned into the northbound lane crashing into a 2008 Peterbilt Semi that was hauling a trailer. The semi took heavy damage to the front and was sent into a ditch near the road. The impact that the semi suffered from the loose trailer also damaged one of the diesel fuel tanks which had leaked fuel all over the roadway. Nothing but a few scrapes and bruises were reported as a result of the accident. The accident also resulted in the closure of the roadway until crews finished clean-up at around 2:30pm. Assisting at the scene was Greencastle Fire Department, Bainbridge Fire Department and Goode Excavating.

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