Crash involving car, semi and train ties up traffic

No injuries reported; semi driver cited

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No injuries were reported following a crash Tuesday morning involving a passenger car, a semi tractor-trailer and a train.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at 9 a.m. to Nucor Road and C.R. 300S regarding the crash.

A preliminary investigation indicates the passenger car — a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by Douglas Keeling, 62, of Crawfordsville— was southbound on Nucor Road when it began to slow due to the activated train crossing lights and crossing arms. The passenger car was then struck from behind by a southbound 2020 Peterbilt semi owned by Harvard Logistics LLC and driven by David Millard, 31, of Wisconsin. The collision caused both vehicles to come to rest partially on the train tracks.

A CSX train traveling 5 mph was coming through at the same time and struck both the passenger car and the semi. The semi was shoved off the roadway and overturned causing a large amount of scrap metal to be scattered upon the roadway.

Millard, Keeling and one adult passenger from the passenger car refused medical treatment at the scene. No one aboard the train was injured nor were any damages reported.

Millard was cited for failing to stop at a railroad crossing.

Roads in the area were impacted for several hours following the crash as crews worked to remove the debris and vehicles.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Crawfordsville Police Department, Crawfordsville Fire Department, Indiana State Police, CSX Railroad Police, Emergency Management, Froedge’s Towing and Nucor Steel.


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