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Tribune-Star/Austen Leake

Closed off: U.S. 40 was shut down late Thursday afternoon after an accident involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles near the Delish Cafe, 8775 Wabash Ave. 

A man was seriously injured this afternoon in an automobile-motorcycle accident on U.S. 40 near the Delish Cafe East at 8775 Wabash Ave., just east of Terre Haute.

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Tribune-Star/Austen Leake

On the scene: Vigo County sheriffs deputies investigate after an accident this afternoon on U.S. 40 east of Terre Haute on Thursday afternoon.

The motorcycle driver was westbound when he rear-ended a vehicle in front of him that was turning into the cafe entrance, said Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse.

The motorcyclist and his bike then went into the eastbound lanes, and both were struck by a minivan.  

The man was conscious when he was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Plasse said.

The sheriff's office is investigating the accident. 

The Tribune-Star will provide more information as it becomes available.

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