Driver disregards stopsign and causes crash

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MANHATTAN -- A Wednesday morning crash sent a Brazil man to Putnam County Hospital after a fellow driver disregarded a stop sign at U.S. 40.

At 7:07 a.m., Indiana State Police Lt. Dan Jones, Commander of the Putnamville District, came upon a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 40 at County Road 445 West (Manhattan Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Kia SUV, driven by 62-year-old Todd Fisher of Greencastle, was northbound on CR 445 West and failed to stop for the stop sign at U.S. 40. The Fisher vehicle then struck the side of a 2007 Chrysler Sebring driven by 28-year-old Shawn Hughes of Brazil.

The Hughes vehicle came to rest inverted, with Hughes being able to exit the vehicle on his own.

Fisher complained of pain, but refused treatment at the scene. Putnam County Operation Life paramedics transported Hughes to Putnam County Hospital for treatment of neck and shoulder pain. Seatbelts were in use by Hughes and Fisher.

Fisher was cited for disregarding a stop sign.

Assisting Jones were the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Putnam County Operation Life paramedics.

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