The Honda Accord as seen in the aftermath
of a crash on State Road 1 in Dearborn
County on Tuesday.
Indiana State Police
(Dearborn County, Ind.) - Indiana State Police say some people may be lucky to be alive today after a crash on State Road 1 Tuesday afternoon.
A southbound semi struck a Ford Focus and Honda Accord as they were stopped waiting to turn left onto Salt Fork Road just before 3:30.
The semi swerved to avoid a worse collision, but still struck the Accord, ramming it into the Focus. The tractor then crossed into the northbound lanes where it struck the outside rear-view mirror of an oncoming Ford pickup truck.
The semi ended up in a ditch along the highway.
Mary Funk, 20, of Sunman, was driving the Accord. She was aircared to University Hospital in Cincinnati with a broken arm and possible internal injuries.
The trucker, Daniel Nettles, 53 of Indianapolis, was taken to Dearborn County Hospital with complaints of pain.
The drivers of the Focus, Patricia Vail, 59, of Lawrenceburg, and the Ford pickup, Kyle Bennett, 23, of Fowlerville, Michigan, were not hurt.
“This crash easily could have resulted in two or possibly three fatalities,” said ISP Trooper Chris Richey.
State Road 1 was closed for about two hours.
The accident remains under investigation.
Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Greendale Police, Miller-York Fire Department, Greendale EMS, and Lawrenceburg EMS.