2 Injured As Crash Shuts Down I-69 South Of Ashley
Monday Jun 09, 2014 8:05pm
I-69 Ashley, IN
By: Jim Measel
(DEKALB COUNTY) - A crash involving two semis and a pickup truck injured two persons and forced a shutdown of the northbound lanes of I-69 from Ashley to Waterloo on Monday afternoon. The accident near the 337 mile marker took place at about 4:00pm. Indiana State Police reports a 1999 Ford pickup truck which was driven by 27-year-old Aaron Wilhelm of Waterloo was heading south when for some unknown reason, it drove into and through the center median. It then went into the northbound lanes where it was struck by the two semis. Wilhelm was pinned in his vehicle. He along with one of the truck drivers, 53-year-old Charles Correll of Wayland, Michigan, were flown by the Samaritan Helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center. Wilhelm suffered a hip injury while Correll was flown out with a head injury. The other truck driver, 69-year-old Richard L. Swartz of Garrett, was not injured. State Police say all three were wearing their seat belts which helped reduce the severity of their injuries. The State Police got assistance from the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department, Waterloo Police, Ashley firefighters and INDOT.