News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 3, 2014

PHOTO UPDATE: Rollover on Carlisle Street ends in driver being cited, but no injury

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A rollover crash Monday afternoon closed Carlisle Street in southern Vigo County for about an hour.

Motorist Susan Earle of Terre Haute was not injured in the 3:36 p.m. crash near Oregon Church Road, but she was cited for driving while suspended.

Chief Deputy Clark Cottom reports that Vigo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the single-vehicle crash to find that Earle lost control of her pickup truck on the icy roadway. It rolled onto its top, ejecting a hydraulic jack and a plastic container of gasoline into the roadway near the passenger compartment of the truck.

“We were very fortunate it did not ignite,” Cottom said of the spilled gasoline.

Earle, who police said was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred, declined medical treatment.