Fatigued Driving Appears to have Caused Morning Crash in Vigo County

ISP SmallVigo County—This morning at 8:52, Indiana State Police, along with Terre Haute Police and Terre Haute Fire Department units responded to a one-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 9.5 mile marker.

user29410-1475680374-media1Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 71-year-old Jerry Hicks of Mayo, Florida, was westbound on I-70 and reportedly fell asleep. The Malibu drifted off the south edge of the interstate, Hicks then overcorrected causing the vehicle to veer across the westbound lanes and into a wooded area on the north side of the interstate.

Jerry Hicks reported no injuries. His wife, 63-year-old Donece Hicks, was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for treatment of a right arm injury and back pain.

Seatbelts and air bags substantially reduced the injuries.

The crash was investigated by ISP Master Trooper Jason Schoffstall. Assisting were other ISP Troopers, Terre Haute Police units and Terre Haute Fire/EMS.

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