INDOT says four employees injured in I-70 crash

LITTLE POINT, Ind. (WTHR) – INDOT says four workers were injured Tuesday afternoon on I-70 west near the Morgan-Putnam County line.

State police say the INDOT crew was doing maintenance work on the westbound lanes of the interstate near the 48 mile marker. A pick-up truck that was traveling in the emergency lane for an unknown reason struck the INDOT truck from behind.

The INDOT truck went off the road and flipped over.

The driver and passenger of the pick-up truck were taken to the hospital by helicopter. Two INDOT workers were taken to a hospital in Terre Haute for treatment of possible injuries to their neck and back.

Police said all of the injuries were not life-threatening. Two other INDOT workers were checked out at the scene and released by medics.

The westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for about 45 minutes as crews cleaned up the scene.

Police said the crash should be a reminder of Indiana’s Move Over law, which requires drivers to drive in a lane away from the emergency workers. If the lane is occupied, motorists should reduce speed to 10 mph below the posted speed limit, proceeding through the area with caution. The rule is designed to create a safer environment for roadside emergency workers.

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