Updated: Accident at Indiana State Road 37 and State Road 60 With Truck Carrying Explosives
Updated: Oct 3, 2022
MITCHELL - October 3, 2022 - Updated: Indiana State Road 37 is reopened following a traffic accident at the intersection of Indiana State Road 60 west and Indiana State Road 37 Monday afternoon.
A vehicle traveling southbound Indiana State Road 37 struck a truck carrying explosives of unknown type going through the intersection; the truck traveling eastbound on Indiana State Road 60 West.
IU Lifeline ground ambulance departs with an accident victim to a local hospital
An evacuation of 5,000 feet perimeter was maintained by emergency personnel. Firefighters had trouble with motorists going around the restricted area trying to get to Auto Parts Stores, Grecos Pizza and other businesses during the evacuation and emergency.
This caused a massive traffic problem as the traffic was rerouted onto Teke Burton Drive in Mitchell.
The accident was reported at 4:10 p.m.
One of the accident victims was going to be airlifted to a trauma center according to officials at the scene. A detailed accident report is not yet, available by the Mitchell Police Department. The driver of the truck refused further medical treatment at the scene.
Indiana State Road 37 was closed for at until 7:00 p.m. until Indiana State Police EOD team could determine it was safe.
Firefighters from Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, Huron Volunteer Fire Department, IU Lifeline ground ambulance, Stat Flight helicopter, Indiana State Police EOD, Mikels Towing and Jackson's Heavy Haul responded to the accident scene.
Orange County Rural District II Fire Department provided EMS coverage for the City of Mitchell while their personnel were busy at the accident scene.
This would make the second accident at the intersection in the last 26 hours.
Original story: A traffic accident at State Road 37 has closed traffic in the area.
The accident involved a truck has truck carrying explosives and an evacuation of the immediate area is underway.
We will update this story at. later time. One accident is being airlifted from the scene.
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