Three-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

MADISON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon sent an Indiana man to the hospital and had I-69 south of Anderson closed for an hour due to an inverted vehicle in the roadway. Just before 5 p.m. Troopers Jared Fradenburg, Matthew Dickerson, and Michael Garcia responded to a crash involving three vehicles with one vehicle inverted and the driver trapped.

Troopers arrived at the scene near the 221-mile marker of I-69 North and found a maroon Ford Fusion in the left lane that had rolled over and entrapped the male driver. Two pickup trucks were stopped in the middle lane with damage to their passenger sides.

The preliminary investigation by Trooper Fradenburg indicates the Ford Fusion, driven by Andrew Powell, age 30 of Middletown, IN, was northbound when the vehicle lost control for an unknown reason. The Fusion hit the left side of a white Dodge Pickup driven by Dee Stice, age 56 of Muncie, Indiana. Stice’s vehicle then struck a silver Chevy Pickup driven by Brian Smith, age 42 of Muncie, Indiana.

The crash caused severe damage to the Fusion and the Dodge Pickup causing them to be towed by Northwest towing. Powell was extricated by the Pendleton Fire Department and transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Anderson with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The other drivers were not injured.

Trooper Fradenburg was assisted by fellow troopers, the Anderson Police Department, and Pendleton Fire Department.