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One injured in I-70 crash

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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.


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Look ma, I'm famous. Whatever, you should have asked me before you published my name. Thanks a lot.

-- Posted by DawnHenderson on Sat, Jan 14, 2012, at 4:54 PM

Feeling guilty for driving too fast?

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Jan 14, 2012, at 6:28 PM

Yep, that's it exactly. You got me pegged down to a T there Mr. Bomtrax. I messed up, I know I did. I'm a human and humans make mistakes. If the truck driver ever finds himself here, I just want to tell him how sorry I am that this happened to him and I'm thankful he's not hurt. And if the guy who gave his blanket to help a complete and total stranger finds himself here, thank you for that too. To all the people who stopped and helped my passenger and I, thank you very much for your kindness, it hasn't gone un-noticed and I sincerely wish to thank you very much for all that you did to ensure we were safe. I'm sorry for the horrid comment I posted earlier too, I know you're just doing your jobs.

-- Posted by DawnHenderson on Sat, Jan 14, 2012, at 6:40 PM

At least you're going to be ok and that's what counts!!

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sun, Jan 15, 2012, at 8:22 AM

Not to detour the subject or current convo here but I don't think they have to ask to publish your name or your citation because it is a matter of public record.

Glad all involved are ok.

-- Posted by J_Mason on Mon, Jan 16, 2012, at 10:46 AM

I know J. Mason. I'm not upset, that day I felt so lost because even now, I still don't know what happened. I lashed out and I'm sincerely sorry. Turns out my name is in the local paper too. If I've offended anyone, I'm terribly sorry.

-- Posted by DawnHenderson on Mon, Jan 16, 2012, at 2:55 PM

Some lessons are harder than others, Ms. Henderson.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 10:47 PM


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