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Woman In Critical Condition After Vehicle Crashes Into Stopped Semi
Updated March 1, 2016 7:44 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(FERDINAND) - An Arkansas woman is listed in critical condition after the pick-up truck she was driving slammed into a stopped tractor-trailer on Interstate 64 Monday afternoon.

According to an Indiana State Police report, the accident happened at 4:10 p.m. on I-64 about a mile east of the Ferdinand exit.

According to troopers, 59-year-old Pamela J. Sorrells of Randolph County, Arkansas was traveling westbound on Interstate 64 in her 2008 Chevrolet pick-up truck when she passed out due to a medical condition and merged from the passing lane into the driving lane and crossed the fog line.

Sorrells's truck struck a parked 2007 Freightliner semi truck pulling an empty 53-foot enclosed trailer, spun clockwise, and came to a stop next to the semi-tractor.

The semi was stopped on the emergency shoulder due to breaking down.

Sorrells had to be freed from the wreckage and was flown by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.

Trooper's say Sorrells was wearing a seat belt which saved her life.

The driver of the semi, 59-year-old Kenneth Goodson, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was not in the truck at the time of the crash; he was walking towards the Ferdinand exit to call for mechanical assistance for his truck.

Sorrells's truck was a total loss, while damage was only done to the trailer Goodson was pulling.

Interstate 64 was closed for more than an hour while emergency crews investigated the crash.

Investigating agency: Trooper Ross Johnson, Indiana State Police

Assisting agencies: Ferdinand Police, Dubois and Spencer County Sheriff's Offices, Ferdinand First Responders, and Dubois County EMS.

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