Four crash on snowy roads

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Putnam County drivers reported only four crashes -- all of them only involving one vehicle -- as a result of the Central Indiana's first major snowfall of the year. No injuries were reported

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Don Lewis responded to a single vehicle crash at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday.

Marcos Gonzalez, 22, Fort Wayne, was driving south on Lincoln Hill Drove when he hit a patch of ice and slid off the road into the yard at 28 Lincoln Hill Drive and struck a Hendricks County Power utility pole, breaking it in half.

The crash caused $5,000 to $10,000 in damage to the 2000 Ford F250 he was driving, though he was uninjured, according to the report.

Roachdale Police responded to a similar crash -- a Dodge Durango that hit a Duke Energy power pole -- at 6:38 a.m. at County Road 250 East and County Road 1400 North, according to the dispatch log.

At 7:18 p.m., a driver reported that he slid his car into a ditch near Little Walnut Creek Cemetery in Greencastle. No report was filed on the incident.

At 8:29 a.m., a Sheriff's Deputy responded to a call about a car that slid off the road in Bainbridge.

South of U.S. 36, Putnam County just got a light dusting of snow, though that, combined with freezing temperatures made for slick roads, according to the National Weather Service.

North oF U.S. 36, particularly in the northeast most part of the county, received a slight accumulation of snow.

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