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July 16, 2008

Accidents snarl I-70 traffic

TERRE HAUTE — Multiple accidents on Interstate 70 sent several travelers to area hospitals Wednesday, some with very serious injuries.

About 11:05 a.m., a semitrailer driven by Zhe Meng, of California, was heading east on Interstate 70 three miles west of Indiana 59 when for unknown reasons it left the roadway on the south side before overcorrecting and rolling on its passenger side, according to a media release issued by the Indiana State Police.

Traffic was restricted for several hours, and Meng was taken via Air Evac to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis for head injuries. According to the release, he had been wearing his seatbelt.

At 12:48 p.m., a three-vehicle accident just one mile west of the first, also in I-70’s eastbound lane sent three to St. Vincent Clay Hospital via TransCare.

According to a media release by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle driven by Herbert Shideler of Muncie was traveling east on the interstate when he looked over his shoulder at a state highway truck and then collided into the rear of a vehicle driven by Stephen Finley, which then collided into a semitrailer driven by Roger Eddleblute, of Ohio.

Three passengers from Finley’s vehicle were transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital. All other participants of that accident declined treatment at the scene.

Both lanes of the interstate were closed for more than an hour as a result.

Finally, at about 6 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident on I-70 about a mile east of the U.S. Highway 41 exit, eastbound, sent at least one person to the hospital via Lifeline helicopter, according to Indiana State Police. Five vehicles were involved, but names were not available by press time.

Both lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours, with traffic redirected through the city.

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