Three sent to hospital following head-on crash

Friday, January 23, 2015

Three people were transported to the Putnam County Hospital following a two-vehicle accident Friday evening.

Local emergency personnel were dispatched to the to the scene at 1018 Shadowlawn Ave. at 5:27 p.m.

Upon arrival, investigating officers Darrel Bunten and Ed Wilson spoke to witnesses at the scene who stated that Tom F. Brock II, 33, Roachdale, was traveling west when for unknown reasons he veered left of center and collided head-on with Lyndsey Tate, 27, Greencastle.

Following the crash, Brock's Chrysler Town and Country continued before coming to rest in the yard of 1018 Shadowlawn Ave., while Tate's 2006 Saturn Ion spun several times before coming to rest in the westbound lane of travel.

Brock was transported via Operation Life after complaining of neck and back pain. Meanwhile, Tate and her two-year-old son were transported after she sustained left leg and knee pain as well as pain to her right wrist and right middle finger.

"Witness statements said that he was traveling westbound, crossed the centerline and hit the vehicle head-on," Wilson said. "The child had some minor contusions to his chin and a busted lip. However, he was in a safety seat and it appeared to have worked well."

Assisting at the scene was Greencastle Police Officer Kyle Lee, Greencastle Fire Department and the Indiana State Police.

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