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ISP Car Collides With Semi, Trooper Suffers Minor Injuries
Updated December 9, 2016 7:13 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SPICELAND) - A crash Wednesday afternoon involving an ISP car and semi sent a trooper to the hospital with minor injuries. Around 2:40 p.m. Henry County reported a semi had run off the south side of east bound I-70, just west of the 123 mm New Castle exit, into a pond.

A few minutes later Trooper Doug Snyder, a nine year member of the Indiana State Police, was south bound on SR3 at I-70, with lights and siren activated, responding to the crash. As he approached the intersection at SR3 and the I-70 EB off ramp, he slowed to a near stop on the north side of the intersection, to make sure all vehicles in all directions saw him and stopped, which they did.

As Snyder proceeded south through the intersection a semi, who had exited from I-70 east bound and was sitting stopped at the light, suddenly pulled out east into the intersection into the path of Snyder's car. The trooper swerved right into the driving lane but was unable to get stopped before striking the rear drive wheels of the semi. Snyder was transported from the scene by Henry County EMS and was treated at Henry Community Health Hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the semi, Kenneth Brinkmann, age 57 of Indianapolis, was uninjured. Brinkmann was cited for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle. The 2007 International Truck he was driving, registered to Taps Logistics of Indianapolis, received little damage and was driven from the scene.

Trooper Jacob Ridgeway investigated the crash and was assisted at the scene by ISP Sergeants Todd Wallace and Robert Cross, Troopers Yeend, Painter and Harrison, as well as by Henry County EMS and Spiceland Fire.

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