A three car crash Friday on US41 at Dallas Drive.
Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputies say that just after 3P.M. a black 2007 Ford Explorer SUV driven by Brenda Tuttle of Farmersburg was southbound on US41 entering the construction zone near Stuckey’s Convenience Mart.
Southbound US41 traffic was stopped due to the construction, and backed up approximately three quarters of a mile.
Tuttle didn’t slow down as she came upon the stopped traffic.
Tuttle veered to avoid one crash but rear ended a 2013 Honda Pilot SUV operated by Lorie Singh of Terre Haute.
Singh’s vehicle was then pushed into a 2000 Ford Contour being driven by Martha Scott of Terre Haute.
Tuttle had to be extricated from her SUV by Honey Creek and Linton Fire and Rescue, and was airlifted to Methodist Hospital suffering from severe head, chest and leg injuries.
Singh's vehicle was occupied by 3 and 7 year old children in car seats. Although the airbags on Singh's vehicle deployed, the oldest child suffered a concussion as a result of the collision. Mrs. Singh and the younger child suffered bumps and bruises. None of the Singh’s injuries appeared life threatening.
No one in the Scott vehicle was injured.
Both the Tuttle and Singh vehicles were a total loss. Scott’s vehicle sustained heavy right rear damage.
Chief Deputy Clark Cottom stated that rear-end crashes often occur in construction zones due to motorists not expecting slowed or stopped traffic.
The crash will be reported to the Indiana Department of Transportation as they oversee construction zones.