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Evansville driver collides with "crash cushion"

Around 8 o'clock Wednesday morning 31-year-old Nicholas Schipp of Evansville was traveling west on I-64 when he crashed into the rear of an INDOT vehicle pulling a crash attenuator, which is also known as a crash cushion.

The INDOT vehicle was not damaged, but the crash attenuator was destroyed.

Schipp's 2008 Dodge Magnum was totaled.

Schipp was wearing a seat belt and did not required medical attention.

Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Transportation encourage all motorists to pay attention when traveling in and around highway maintenance projects. Many of these highway vehicles are either stopped in the roadway or moving at slower speeds.

The truck and crash attenuator that were struck also had a flashing arrow board indicating that motorists need to move into the driving lane.

Warnings signs were posted on I-64 miles indicating highway maintenance was ahead.

Schipp was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a stationary highway maintenance vehicle.

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