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UPDATED:Multi-Vehicle Crash On Ind. 56 Left Several Injured

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

(SALEM) - A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 56 left several injured.

According to the Washington County Sheriff and Indiana State Police, the wreck happened around 5:06 p.m. Monday on Highway 56 at West Washington School Road, located just outside of Salem.

Two of the three drivers in a fiery accident were hurt, but ISP troopers say none of the injuries were life threatening.
Robert Brennan II, 25, Salem, was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville. Andrew Ashton, 33, Butlerville was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Matthew Brackney, 17, Hardinsburg, was not injured.

According to an accident report, 17-year-old Brackney, was driving south on West Washington School Road and was approaching the stop sign at State Road 56 when his shoe got lodged behind the brake pedal.

The vehicle went through the intersection and T-boned Ashton's semi tractor, near the driver's side fuel tank.

The impact caused the truck to cross the center line of the highway and veer into the path of a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Brennan. The semi hit the pickup, pushing it off the north side of the road.

The impact caused a rupture in the tractor-trailer's fuel tank, igniting the cab.

Then the cab of the semi rolled over onto the Chevrolet, trapping Brennan underneath the truck.

Wilcox Wrecker Service was called to raise the cab of the burning semi off the cab of the pickup truck.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and emergency workers spent about 40 minutes cutting Brennan from the wreckage.

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