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Driver Sent to Hospital After Hitting Abandoned Vehicle on I-70
Henry County – About 6:24 a.m. yesterday morning troopers responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on I-70 west bound around the 119 mile marker. Trooper Scott Keegan arrived to find that a 2007 Mazda had driven off the right side of the roadway and struck an unoccupied abandoned vehicle on the emergency strip.
The driver of the Mazda, Cynthia Pfeiffer age 58 of Columbus, Ohio, was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken by Henry County EMS to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with a cut to her forehead and injured ribs. The crash remains under investigation, with evidence at the scene leading officers to suspect drug impairment as a main cause of the crash.
When completed the investigation will be turned over to the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office for their review and possible charges. Trooper Keegan was assisted at the scene by ISP Sergeant Todd Wallace, The New Lisbon and the Dunreith Fire Departments and Henry County EMS.
Remember, seatbelt usage reduces your risk of injury or death by up to 50% in a crash according to NHTSA. When you hit the road, make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up.
Press release from Indiana State Police.