The Vermillion County Sheriff provided details of a two-vehicle accident that occurred in the Hillsdale area on Wednesday, August 5. Dispatchers received word of a serious accident at U.S. Route 36 and Old Highway 63 at 9:53 a.m.
Passenger Vehicle and Truck Collide
Authorities say that a 29-year-old woman from Newport, Indiana, was eastbound on U.S. 36 when she attempted to turn north on to County Road 360E. Her vehicle collided with a concrete truck operated by a 58-year-old man from Clinton, according to the Commercial News.
Victims Taken to Hospital
Emergency personnel transported the female driver, a four-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl to Union Hospital in Clinton. The woman and the boy received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. However, the girl did not survive her injuries. The truck driver was not hurt. The sheriff for Vermilion County says that the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.
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