Sheriff's Dept. Activity
Sept. 19th, 2002
State Rd 135 just south of Rudder Rd.
This accident occurred on Thursday
Sept. 19th 2002 around 5:30 PM. The brown Thunderbird was heading
south on State Road 135 and the silver Dodge Intrepid was heading
north when they collided on a hill crest. There was one occupant
in the Intrepid and a mother and 6 year old daughter in the Thunderbird.
Pekin Deputy Marshal Libka responded from Washington County Detention
Center as the closest unit and was first onscene.
On scene aid was rendered by Washington
County Ambulance and first responders from Salem Fire Dept. Salem
Firemen also provided extrication for both drivers and wash down
after the investigation. Both drivers were transported by helicopter
to University Hospital Louisville, KY. The little girl was taken
by helicopter to Kosairs Childrens hospital.
The accident investigation was
performed by Washington County Sheriffs dept and Indiana State
Police reconstructionest with assistance from the Salem City
Police dept. Salem City Police assisted with traffic control
the setting up of landing zones for the helicopters. The highway
was shut down for several hours while the investigation was performed.
updated Sept. 20, 2002