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Two Injured in Jasper County Crash

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Two teenagers were injured in a three vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Jasper County.  Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:42 p.m., a 1997 Chevrolet driven by an 18-year-old Rensselaer resident, was stopped on east bound State Road 114 at the intersection of Airport Road /County Road 700W and was going to make a left turn onto Airport Road when a 2010 Mazda, also east bound on State Road 114, couldn’t stop in time and hit the rear of the Chevrolet. Troopers say that caused the Chevrolet to be pushed forward and spin into west bound State Road 114 where a 1999 Honda Sport Utility vehicle was traveling and could not avoid the Chevrolet, hitting the Chevrolet in the rear passenger side.  Airbags in all three vehicles deployed. Police say the two teenagers were transported to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer with non-life threatening injuries. The third driver, a 24-year-old resident of Monon, refused treatment.  Police say the second driver, a 17-year-old Rensselaer resident, was cited for Following too Closely and Speed too fast to Avoid a Collision.   State Road 114 was closed for s short while for investigation of the crash, removal of the vehicles and injured.  Rensselaer Police and Fire Departments and Prompt EMS assisted.  [Photo/Indiana State Police]


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