Greencastle Fire Department Removes Brazil Man from Vehicle After Accident


An accident involving a 1997 Toyota Camry and a 2005 Kenworth T800 dump truck left a Brazil man needing to be extricated from his vehicle Tuesday.

Josh Brush, 52, of Brazil rear-ended the dump registered to Hassler Trucking while heading eastbound on U.S. 40.  Brush had to be removed from the vehicle by the Greencastle Fire Department as a result of the impact.

The driver of the dump truck, Richard Hassler, stopped on the side of the road due to the cab of the truck filling with smoke.  Deputy Brian Helmer observed that the sun would have made visibility difficult for eastbound travelers during that time.  Lack of skid marks at the scene indicate the Brush was not able to see the dump truck prior to impact.

Operation Life took Brush to Putnam County, where he was then sent to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of internal injuries.

Inspection of the Dump Truck by Indiana State Inspector Bernie Cook discovered mechanical issues that should have been taken care of prior to the vehicle getting on the road Tuesday morning.

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