Two injured in Ripley Co. crash

RIPLEY COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at Ind. 129 and Ind. 48 in Ripley County, Ind.

Indiana State Police said at approximately 1:24 p.m., a semi truck was southbound on Ind. 129 at the intersection of Ind. 48. The semi was stopped and preparing to make a left turn to go east on Ind. 48.

Police said the driver may have been confused because of a detour sign indicating Ind. 48 was closed approximately four miles east.

As the semi remained stopped in the roadway -- a 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck driven by 66-year-old Roger D. Linville of Osgood, Ind. -- was also southbound behind the semi. Linville started passing the semi on the right to continue southbound on Ind. 129.

At the same time, a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 68-year-old Charles R. Tuttle was westbound on Ind. 48 and came through the intersection in front of the semi to continue west on Ind. 48.

The Ford pickup and the Chevrolet collided in the intersection.

Linville was uninjured.

Tuttle complained of pain in his chest because seat belt and airbag deployment. Mary Lee Tuttle, the 64-year-old wife of Charles Tuttle, suffered apparent non-life threatening head and shoulder injuries. She was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Ind.

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