Two injured in Toll Road crash Tuesday afternoon
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash along the Indiana Toll Road on Tuesday afternoon, Indiana State Police reported.
At 4:26 p.m., state police dispatch was called for a multi-vehicle crash in a construction zone near mile marker 100. This is about one mile west of the Bristol Exit.
A preliminary investigation found that traffic was slowed or stopped in the construction zone because of congestion.
A yellow 2006 Peterbilt towing a livestock trailed loaded with cattle allegedly failed to slow down and crashed into the back of a white 2020 Dodge Ram towing an open trailer and a white 2021 Volvo in front of the Ram, according to reports.
The crash with the Ram caused a white 2021 Range Rover to break loose from the trailer and land in the road.
The driver of the Ram had to be extricated from the vehicle and was flown to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash between the Peterbilt and the Volvo caused the Volvo to be pushed into the back of a trailer towed by a semi in front of the Volvo.
The driver of the Peterbilt was taken to a hospital with complaints of pain.
None of the other drivers involved were injured.
The crash stopped traffic for several hours.
Eastbound traffic was rerouted off the Toll Road at Exit 96 during the investigation and cleanup, which involved a large diesel spill.
Eastbound traffic resumed at 7:41 p.m.