TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Investigators say a man whose car collided with an INDOT truck was able to crawl out of his burning vehicle with only minor injuries Monday morning on Tippecanoe County's south side.
Crews were dispatched to the wreck just after 11:30 a.m. Monday. Witnesses who called dispatchers reported a vehicle had crashed and caught on fire on State Road 28 East near South County Road 700 East.
Photos snapped by our WLFI crew show the car landed on its top.
According to a Tippecanoe County sheriff's office sergeant who WLFI spoke with on the scene, 25-year-old Justin Froedge of Montgomery County was driving a silver sedan south on County Road 700 East.
Witnesses told investigators that as the sedan got closer to the intersection of County Road 700 East and State Road 28, the sedan did not slow down for the stop sign, but blew right through it.
Witnesses said that's when an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) dump truck headed east on State Road 28 collided with Froedge's car.
The car, shown in photos, ended up on its top in a ditch, where it caught fire.
Investigators said Froedge was able to crawl out of the sedan on his own. He was taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette with head injuries, and was treated and later re.
Meanwhile, the sheriff's office says the INDOT truck went off the road and came to a halt in a nearby resident's vegetable garden. The two INDOT employees in the truck were also taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital with minor injuries.
WLFI spoke with Tippecanoe County dispatchers, who confirmed fire crews had extinguished the fire by 11:45 a.m.
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