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Truck catches fire in Thursday wreck

Friday, November 24, 2006

Two vehicle accidents kept emergency crews on their toes Thursday and Friday mornings.

Sgt. Don Pettit of the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. reported that at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Latha Denny, 39, Greencastle, was driving a 1994 Jeep Cherokee, west on Ind. 240. Denny told officers after the accident that she was messing with the radio when she went off the road on the north side and struck a power pole west of County Road 850 East. The impact broke the pole in half and flipped Denny's vehicle over onto the driver's side.

Pettit said the vehicle then caught fire, possibly from the engine, in the front console area. Denny was not wearing her seatbelt, but was not she ejected from the vehicle during the accident. Pettit said that one Fillmore firefighter reported that upon his arrival to the scene, he found Denny lying by the road.

Denny was transported to Putnam County Hospital by Operation Life for neck and chest pains.

Friday morning's accident at 564 N. U.S. 231 can be blamed on a deer crossing the road.

Pettit reported that Charlotte Martin, 69, Russellville, was driving a 1993 Cadillac, south on U.S. 231 when a deer jumped onto her vehicle. The deer had come in from the east and had crossed two lanes of traffic before shattering Martin's windshield.

Martin was treated on scene by Operation Life for a cut to her forehead. Emergency crews searched the area surrounding the Greencastle Music Center, but were unable to locate the injured deer.

Pettit was assisted on scene by Deputy Mike Johnson and Jailer Clint Cooper, Operation Life and Greencastle Fire Dept.



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