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Crash Shuts Down Traffic On Ind. 37 This Morning
Updated December 6, 2014 9:27 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(BLOOMINGTON) - This morning, just after 7:30 a.m. an accident in the southbound lane of State Road 37, south of Bloomington in the construction zone shut down traffic.

According to Indiana State Police, a 1989 International tractor-trailer driven by 53-year-old Eugene Brown of Noblesville was traveling southbound on State Road 37, in the construction zone approaching the intersection of Victor Pike.

A 2008 Pontiac G6, driven by 27-year-old Jessica Riley of Bloomington, was traveling northbound on State Road approaching Victor Pike.

A third vehicle, a 2014 Ford truck, driven by 27-year-old Nathan Rotett of Oolitic, was traveling south on State Road 37 ahead of the tractor trailer.

Rotett's Ford truck had slowed due to a vehicle that was stopped in both the left turn lane and the southbound lane on State Road 37.

As Brown's semi attempted to slow down it began to slide on the wet roadway, ultimately jack-knifing and striking the door of the northbound Pontiac. The semi then struck the rear of the Ford truck with its passenger side fuel tank.

Traffic was shut down for nearly 20 minutes as crews worked the scene.

The Indiana State Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and increase their following distance in construction zones, especially in wet road conditions.

Senior Trooper Ryan Miller, the Perry Clear Creek Fire Department and IU Health Bloomington EMS all assisted at the scene.



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