News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 23, 2014

One man injured in crash on Indiana 159


The Tribune-Star

BLACKHAWK — One man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Indiana 159 near Harlan Drive in Vigo County, officials said.

Todd C. Blubaum, 31, Pimento, was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for neck and back pain, police said.

According to Indiana State Police, preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Joseph W. Jerrell of Jasonville was northbound on Indiana 159 near Harlan Drive, approaching a stopped pickup driven by Blubaum.

The Blubaum vehicle was stopped on Indiana 159 near Harlan Drive for a semitrailer stopped in the roadway. The Jerrell vehicle then struck the Blubaum vehicle in the rear. The unidentified semitrailer left the scene after the crash, police said.

Jerrell was not injured and was cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision, officials said.