PUTNAM COUNTY -- Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville Post and Putnam County Emergency agencies were dispatched to the 36-mile marker of eastbound Interstate 70 for a one-vehicle crash.
Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2005 Dodge Neon was eastbound on I-70 in the right lane, when for an unknown reason the vehicle veered left across the passing lane and ultimately into the guiderail.
The vehicle then rolled over, resulting in injuries to both the driver and passenger.
The driver was identified as Robert S. Van Dyke, 65, of Terre Haute. He was treated at the scene for multiple lacerations and transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
His passenger, Linda L. Koenig, 52, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, was treated at the scene for apparent serious injuries to her back, neck and wrist and was also transported to Methodist.
Putnam County Operation Life transported both patients.
Investigation is continuing into whether seatbelts were in use. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Senior Trooper DuJuan McFadden was the investigating officer. He was assisted by Putnam County Sheriff's deputies, Putnam County Operation Life, a CSX Railroad Police Officer and other ISP Troopers.
Eastbound I-70 remained open during the crash investigation and clean up efforts, but was slowed for approximately one hour.