PUTNAMVILLE -- A Terre Haute woman was transported to the hospital for minor injuries following a Friday afternoon crash on Interstate 70.
At 3:36 p.m. Indiana State Troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to the two-vehicle crash in the eastbound near the 37-mile marker.
Preliminary investigation revealed, for an unknown reason, a green 1997 Ford Thunderbird driven by Dawn Henderson, 26, failed to slow properly and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer combination belonging to Prime Inc.
The driver of the tractor was Michael A. Bratcher, 47, of Beaumont, Calif. Traffic was moving in the area and not slowed.
Henderson was transported to Putnam County Hospital by Putnam County Operation Life for facial injuries. Neither her passenger nor the driver of the tractor-trailer was injured.
Henderson was cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision.
I-70 remained open, but traffic was slowed in the area for nearly 60 minutes for crash investigation and cleanup.
ISP First Sgt. Matt Mischler investigated the crash. Mischler was assisted by ISP Sergeants Cory Robinson and Jared Nicoson, Troopers Mike Taylor and Troy Cobb and the Cloverdale Township Fire Department.