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Driver Cited After Multiple Vehicle Crash On I-65
Updated July 7, 2015 8:23 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(SEYMOUR) - A truck driver has been cited for causing a multiple vehicle crash on I-65 near Seymour on June 24, 2015.

Indiana State Police Trooper Jacob Tolle cited 62-year-old Gary Oldenburg, of Gleason, Wisconsin, for speed too fast to avoid a collision after completing his investigation of the June 24 crash. Six people, including Oldenburg, were injured after a 2013 International tractor driven by Oldenburg rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac Vibe causing a chain reaction impact with four other vehicles.

Six people were injured during the six-vehicle crash on I-65 south of Seymour.

On June 24, 2015 around 4:40 p.m., Indiana State Police troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the north lanes of I-65 within the 41.5 mm. According to ISP Trooper Jacob Tolle, a 2013 International semi-tractor driven by Oldenburg was traveling north on I-65 when it struck the rear of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe driven by 25-year-old Skinner, of Columbus, IN., causing it to spin around and into the emergency lane.

The semi-tractor and trailer continued forward and struck a 2003 GMC Yukon driven by 53-year-old Bridgette Springer Moore, of Georgia, causing it to travel off the roadway into the ditch.

The International semi-tractor continued forward where it struck the rear of a 1999 Nissan Altima being driven by 30-year-old Karen Robbins, of Georgetown, IN. and pushed it forward into the back of a 2014 Toyota Rav4 that was driven by 69-year-old Charles Willford, of Lafayette, Tennessee and a 2001 International Box truck being operated by 64-year-old Noble Culver, of West Chester, Ohio. The Nissan Altima became wedged under the box truck after being pushed forward by the semi-tractor.

Oldenburg was transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center where he was treated for a left hand injury. Oldenburg told troopers that traffic just stopped in front of him. Skinner was transported by STATFLIGHT medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of a head and leg injury.

Moore and her passenger 50-year-old Pamela Gunner of Georgia each complained of pain in their back and were transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center. Robbins was trapped inside her vehicle. After being extricated by Seymour Fire-fighters, Robbins was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with internal injuries. Her ten month-old son was checked for injury on the scene and was released injury-free.

Culver complained of pain in his neck. He was treated and released at the crash scene. Willford and his passenger, 61-year-old Patti Fletcher, of Lafayette, Tennessee were not injured.

Traffic was backed up due to road construction near the 45 mm. I-65 north lanes were closed for approximately five and one-half hours due to crash clean-up and reconstruction. Motorists traveling north on I-65 were diverted off the interstate onto US 31 at Uniontown.

Trooper Tolle and other troopers were assisted at the scene by the Jackson County Sheriff deputies, Crothersville and New Albany Police, Jackson County EMS, Seymour and Vernon Township Fire, Seymour division of INDOT, STAT Flight and IU Medical Lifeline medical transport, 31 Wrecker and Howard's wrecker service.

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