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Rossville HS Asst. Principal, 25-year-old injured in Veterans Memorial Parkway crash

Rossville High School Assistant Principal William Smith and 25-year-old Erin Schneider were injured in a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday morning, according to police.

Posted: May 10, 2019 7:17 AM
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:03 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Rossville High School Assistant Principal William Smith and 25-year-old Erin Schneider were injured in a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday morning, according to police. Veterans Memorial Parkway is back open.

Lt. Matt Gard said Schneider, the driver of a black Honda Accord, was critically injured. Smith, the driver of a Chevy Silverado pickup truck, had non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken to the hospital. 

Chief Joe Mink with the Rossville School Corporation Police Department said Smith "will be out awhile." He said the corporation will do anything Smith needs to get him back. 

A third vehicle in the crash sustained damage after swerving to miss the other cars, Lt. Matt Gard said. The driver was not injured.

The crash closed Veterans Memorial Parkway between Concord Road and Sagamore Parkway around 6:40 Friday morning. Police said it was a head-on collision after one of the vehicles cross the center line. Lt. Matt Gard was unable to say which car it was. 

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