Accidents In Indiana
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        1.    I-69 crash victims flown to Fort Wayne

Last updated: June 26, 2009 3:43 p.m.The Journal Gazette
A trailer broke loose from a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 69 Friday, hitting a mini-van carrying a family of three.

Indiana State Police said that a 2004 Ford Excursion pulling the 20-foot trailer was going south in Grant County when the trailer got loose shortly before 11 a.m., crossed the median and into then van going south. A northbound 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig owned by Schneider Trucking and driven by Davis R. Williams, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., attempted to avoid the wreckage, but struck the trailer.

The crash, one mile north of the Fairmont exit, injured the occupants of the mini-van. The driver, Thomas R. Gough, 40, and his wife Jane, 42, were flown to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Their 5-year-old son Aiden was transported to Parkview by ambulance. They are from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada.

No other injuries were reported.

Jason R. Rathjen, 32, of Attica, Mich., was driving the Excursion.

Northbound I-69 was closed for about two hours.


      2. 
   News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - September 19, 1985

HORSE TRAILER BREAKS LOOSE    
     Tom Garwood peered into the twisted wreckage of the horse trailer and shook his head.The black filly, Miss Classy Kid, was lying still, blood oozing from a nasty gash in her forehead and from various abrasions on her legs and side.But after Garwood and firefighters using pneumatic cutting tools rescued the 2-year-old quarter horse from her bay about 8:30 a.m. today, she crawled to her feet and stiffly walked away.Garwood, a Fort Wayne horse owner, was relieved.The filly and
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      3.     Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN) - July 9, 2004

Pass the salt, watch out for the trailer!   
     By Erin Smith esmith@journalandcourier.com An empty flatbed trailer crashed into the side of a house's garage on Lafayette's eastside Thursday afternoon.Gregory Strong, 39, of Battle Ground, was westbound in a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado on East County Road 300 North crossing railroad tracks when he noticed the trailer he had been pulling pass him on the left."I was going across the tracks and felt the back of the truck lift up. Then I saw the...


      4. 
Star Press, The (Muncie, IN) - July 24, 2000

Area briefs   
     One horse killed, another injured in traffic accident MUNCIE -- A miniature horse was killed and another injured Sunday afternoon when the trailer they were riding in came loose and flipped into a ditch on the Muncie Bypass about a half mile east of Cowan Road.A woman, who name and address were not unavailable at deadline, had picked up a 2-week old horse and was heading to Chicago, towing a trailer with three miniature horses, Delaware County Police Officer Robert A. Fuller said....


      5. 
   News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - January 6, 1993

CRASH KILLS MARKLE MAN   
     A Markle man was killed this morning when his car was hit by a trailer on Interstate 69, south of Fort Wayne. The Indiana State Police said Wayne Waters, 44, of Markle was dead at the scene of the 7:01 a.m. wreck. Troopers said Donald Merriman, 55, of Albion was towing a trailer with his pickup southbound on I-69 when the trailer broke loose from the hitch, crossed the median and struck Waters' northbound car almost head-on. The accident was 2 miles south of the U.S. 24...


      6. 
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - May 19, 2007

Retired teacher dies in wreck   
     By RYAN S. CLARK STAFF WRITER Friends and former students describe a retired Richmond teacher killed in a bizarre accident on Interstate 70 Thursday as a kind man who would do anything for the kids.Bill J. Upchurch, 66, a longtime Wayne County educator who retired in 1999, was killed when a trailer came detached and rolled across Interstate 70 near Centerville. The GMC Sierra truck driven by Denver King of Centerville was eastbound pulling the flatbed trailer, police said.The...


      7. 
Star Press, The (Muncie, IN) - March 28, 2001

Area briefs   
     Civil tort claim filed over fatal traffic accident PORTLAND -- A May 1999 traffic accident that killed a Union City woman has resulted in a civil tort claim in Jay Superior Court.Gregg S. Moser and Berne and Moser Construction are accused of being negligent in the death of Cynthia A. Honeycutt, 49, after an accident in Jay County.Moser was driving a dump truck with a flatbed trailer attached when the trailer broke loose and collided with Honeycutt's car.The...



      8. 
Post-Tribune (IN) - September 22, 1993

RUNAWAY TRAILER SNARLS TRAFFIC   
     A house tied up traffic for about an hour on Main Street Tuesday afternoon.A family that is moving its mobile home from Michigan to South Dakota was forced to stop in Crown Point when a hitch connecting their home to the truck that was pulling it came loose.The hitch scraped along the street and the pressure of the home gave workers a tough time trying to pry it off the ground.The home was stuck just north of North Street, and the civil defense was called out.Starting at...


      9. 
News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - September 19, 1985

HORSE TRAILER BREAKS LOOSE   
     Tom Garwood peered into the twisted wreckage of the horse trailer and shook his head.The black filly, Miss Classy Kid, was lying still, blood oozing from a nasty gash in her forehead and from various abrasions on her legs and side.But after Garwood and firefighters using pneumatic cutting tools rescued the 2-year-old quarter horse from her bay about 8:30 a.m. today, she crawled to her feet and stiffly walked away.Garwood, a Fort Wayne horse owner, was relieved.The filly and...


      10. 
Post-Tribune (IN) - July 5, 2001

Family, horses emerge safely from mishap Group loses tire on I-65 en route to perform during Crown Point festivities.   
     Their dancing horses had just finished putting on a show at Whiting's Fourth of July parade.And were en route to perform for crowds in Crown Point.But when a tire flew off the axle of Sam Quirarte's Ford Explorer while he was driving south on Interstate 65, it put the rest of the day's activities on hold.No one was hurt and no horses injured when the Illinois family's Explorer went out of control around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, near the...



      11. 
Post-Tribune (IN) - February 8, 2008

Law&Order   
     HOBART Thieves take state DNR ATV, trailer An all-terrain vehicle and trailer belonging to the state Department of Natural Resources was stolen Monday. Thieves broke the lock on a fence surrounding the lift station on Central Avenue sometime after 5 p.m., then apparently loaded a Polaris Sportsman ATV and trailer into a pickup, police spokesman Lt. Steve Houck said.Lake Station police that evening received a report of a matching ATV and trailer falling off or coming loose from a pick up.




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