Four-vehicle crash in Whitely County sends 2 to hospital

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The Indiana State Police is investigating a four-vehicle crash that occurred on Monday morning. The accident happened on eastbound U.S. 30 at the Whitley/Allen County Line sending two of the drivers to the hospital.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 5:34 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2017 5:36 PM

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana State Police is investigating a four-vehicle crash that occurred on Monday morning. The accident happened on eastbound U.S. 30 sending two of the drivers to the hospital.

ISP says at around 9:45 a.m. a semi pulling a flatbed trailer was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 just west of the Whitley/Allen County Line.

The driver, 42-year-old William J. Riley of Morocco, Indiana, struck the rear of a van being driven by 40-year-old Todd A. Rowe of Garrett, Indiana.

That impact caused a chain reaction crash involving a car driven by 33-year-old Christopher L. Fish of Fort Wayne and another semi driven by 47-year-old Donald O. Spencer of Merrillville.

The van, car and the second semi were at the traffic light at the intersection. The light had just turned green at the time of the crash.

Both the van and car were totaled in the crash.

Rowe and Fish were transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police say the crash is still under investigation pending the results of a toxicology test.

Assisting at the scene were the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Allen and Whitley County Sheriff Departments, Columbia City Police and Fire Departments, Union, Smith and Jefferson Township Fire Departments, as well as Arcola Fire Department, TRAA, Parkview EMS, INDOT and Parker’s Towing.

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