aircared from four vehicle crash on Tuesday
Cross Plains man was struck by a semi tractor-trailer, then his
vehicle was struck by a pickup truck as he was spun into the opposite
lane of traffic causing him to be partially ejected from his vehicle.
Police responded to a 911 call Tuesday, September 7 around 3:42
Deputy Andrew Hammack reported that a red 2000 Oldsmobile Alero,
driven by a 17-year-old female from Holton, was at the intersection
of Old Michigan Road and US 421 near Rexville, waiting to turn
onto Old Michigan Road. She was northbound on US 421.
While the Alero was waiting for oncoming traffic from the southbound
direction before turning, a 2003 Peterbilt tractor-trailer operated
by Saul Arellano, 50, of East Chicago, failed to stop in time
and hit the blue 1999 Chevrolet S-10 operated by Jonathan Demaree,
48, of Cross Plains, who was stopped behind the Alero.
Demarees vehicle then crossed into the coming traffic, and
was struck by a white 1992 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Larry
G. Haggard Jr., 27, of Madison, who was southbound on US 421.
Demaree was partially ejected from his vehicle and was flown by
Dove Flight to University of Cincinnati Hospital for injuries
sustained in the crash. According to police, no one else was injured
in the accident.
The accident is under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriffs
Office who was assisted at the scene by Rescue 69, Ripley County
Medics, New Marion Fire, and the Indiana State Police.
Pictured above are the Alero and semi
that were involved in a four-vehicle crash on US 421 Tuesday
afternoon. Pictured below is Jonathan Demaree's truck that
was struck by two different vehicles. He was taken by aircare
to the University Hospital in Cincinnati after being partially
ejected from the passenger side of his truck.