Two Injured After Collision At SR 129 & 48 Intersection

Image: Indiana State Police
Image: Indiana State Police

A husband and wife are recovering after a two vehicle accident at the intersection of S.R. 129 and S.R. 48.

Police say the crash may have been caused by a semi sitting idle on the roadway.

The tractor trailer was stopped in the southbound lane of S.R. 129 and preparing to turn left onto S.R. 48 around 1:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Crash investigators say the driver may have been confused due to a detour sign indicated S.R. 48 was closed about four miles east.

As the semi remained stopped in the roadway a 2008 Ford F350 driven by Roger Linville, 66, of Osgood traveling south behind the semi. Linville started passing the semi on the right to continue south on S.R. 129.

As the same time a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Charles Tuttle, 68, was heading west on S.R. 48. It resulted in the Chevy colliding with the F350 pickup truck at the intersection.

The driver of the F350, Roger Linville, was uninjured.

Tuttle had complaints of chest pain due to the seatbelt and airbag deployment. His wife, Mary Lee Tuttle, suffered apparent non-life threatening head and shoulder injuries and transported to Margaret Mary Health.

The crash remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police.