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Crash Stalls Traffic on U.S. 231

Friday, June 26, 2009

A three-vehicle accident at 11:15 a.m. Thursday caused two people to be flown to Indianapolis hospitals and another to be taken to Putnam County Hospital via ambulance. The crash occurred on US 231 and CR 100N.
A three-vehicle accident Thursday morning brought traffic on U.S. 231 to a halt for about an hour.

The crash caused two people to be airlifted to Indianapolis and another to be taken via ambulance to Putnam County Hospital for treatment.

Just after 11 a.m., Joel Phillips, 21, of Greencastle was stopped in the southbound lane of U.S. 231 waiting to make a left turn onto C.R. 100N when his 1999 Mercury Cougar was struck from behind by Patrick Tipton, 33, of Indianapolis.

Tipton, who was attempting to pass Phillips, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Express van registered to Diebold Inc. south on U.S. 231. When he struck the back of Phillips' car, the impact sent it careening head-on into a vehicle driven by Crawfordsville resident Mari Kay Stultz, 63, who was driving her 2007 Chrysler Sebring northbound.

Stultz had her 6-year-old grandson in the vehicle at the time of the crash. He suffered abdominal pain and a possible broken right arm and was airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis.

A representative of Clarion Hospitals, which includes Riley, IU Medical Center and Methodist, could not confirm the condition and nature of injuries Phillips sustained in the accident.

Putnam County Hospital personnel declined to comment on Stultz's condition. Tipton did not sustain any injuries.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Lt. Danny Wallace was assisted at the scene by Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin, Greencastle Police Officers Mike Hanolin and Nick Eastham, Indiana State Police Trooper John Myers, representatives from the Greencastle Fire Department, Kim Hyten with Emergency Management, Putnam County Operation Life, Putnam County Sheriff's Department Deputy Ronnie Campbell and Putnam County Sheriff Steve Fenwick.

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I think it's totaled

-- Posted by customtaco on Thu, Jun 25, 2009, at 7:06 PM

It's very dangerous there and people are always trying to pass turning vehicles without even slowing down. If someone is turning across traffic like that and you intend to 'go around' them on the shoulder, just SLOW down instead of continuing the 50 - 55 mph! People are so impatient these days!

-- Posted by bannerstuff on Fri, Jun 26, 2009, at 8:21 AM

Just an FYI: You continue to misspell the hospital name is not Clarion, it is Clarian. With an A.

-- Posted by cdaleparent on Fri, Jun 26, 2009, at 9:38 AM

people seeem to always be in a hurry Please slow down...

-- Posted by Abby54 on Fri, Jun 26, 2009, at 9:55 AM

Mari Kay is a wonderful lady...my thoughts are with her and her grandson...

-- Posted by EasilyAmused on Fri, Jun 26, 2009, at 12:38 PM

its a dangerous place to turn off anyway... everyone is in such a hurry i will pray for you and your family jan..

-- Posted by ironmaiden on Sat, Jun 27, 2009, at 2:02 PM

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