Four injured in U.S. 36 crash


ROCKVILLE — Two teenagers were flown to two separate Indianapolis hospitals Wednesday and a third teen was transported by ambulance to a Terre Haute hospital in the aftermath of a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 36.

According to the Parke County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a crash on U.S. 36, a mile west of Rockville, at 10:52 a.m. A 17-year-old Kingman boy who was operating a 1991 Ford F150 westbound on U.S. 36 had pulled to the side of the roadway. He then attempted to make a U-turn to travel east on U.S. 36 and drove into the path of a 2016 Kenworth dump truck operated by Adam Wagoner, 40, of Greencastle.

The dump truck was traveling westbound and struck the Ford F150 on the driver’s side.

The teen driver was flown to Methodist Hospital for his injuries. A middle seat passenger, a 16-year-old male from Cayuga, was flown to Peyton Manning Hospital for his injuries. A third passenger in the truck, a 16-year-old from Perrysville, was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

The driver of the dump truck was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital at Clinton for minor injuries.

U.S. 36 was closed while police investigated the crash and removed debris. The roadway was reopened at 12:38 p.m. No other information was released.