Dump Truck Hits Stalled Van, Killing 3 from Southern Indiana
October 11, 2011
A mother, daughter, and good Samaritan all died in southwestern Indiana on Monday when a Mack dump truck crashed into them on Indiana 58.
The Indianapolis Star reports that the tragedy occurred after a 39-year-old driver from Odon, Indiana, ran out of gas for her minivan while traveling on Indiana 58, about 70 miles from Evansville, Indiana. Her car remained partially on the road.
The woman’s 56-year-old mother, also from Odon, stopped to help her daughter, leaving her minivan partially in the road as well. At the same time a 74-year-old man from Elnora, Indiana, who lived nearby was approaching on foot with a can of gasoline — apparently intending to help the stranded motorist.
Then came the Mack dump truck, driven by a 49-year-old male form Bloomington. The dump struck the 39-year-old woman and 74-year-old man, who were outside the vehicles, and the 56-year-old woman, who was inside her minivan. All three died at the scene.
The crash closed Indiana 58 for six hours.
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