An Indiana State Police sergeant suffered several non-life threatening injuries in a car crash while responding to assist a Putnam County Deputy with a possible intoxicated driver.
At 2:53 p.m. Saturday, Sergeant Chip Sunier was west bound on US 40 just west of CR 675 East en route to assist the deputy when his vehicle began to hydroplane due to standing water on the roadway. Putnam County was receiving heavy rains at the time of the crash. Sunier lost control and the vehicle went off the north side of US 40 and struck several trees with the passenger side.
Sunier was initially transported to Hendricks County Hospital and later transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His injuries include two broken ribs, a punctured lung and a cracked pelvis; however he is expected to make a full recovery.
Sergeant Sunier, a 34-year veteran, is assigned to the Putnamville State Police Post and is the Morgan County Squad Sergeant.
Investigating Officers were Senior Trooper DuJuan McFadden, Sergeant Cory Robinson, Sergeant David Cox and Trooper Chris Harcourt, all of ISP.
Assisting Agencies were Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Operation Life and Fillmore Fire Department.