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Authorities help driver having diabetic episode

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Thanks to an alert Indiana State Trooper, a Henderson man is alive and well. 

Around 12:30 Monday morning, Trooper Korey Mauck noticed a pick-up truck stopped in the median and partially in a westbound lane along Highway 62 near the Posey County line.

Mauck approached the vehicle and attempted to communicate with the 35-year-old driver from Henderson, but the driver was just staring and not speaking. Authorities say the driver still had the vehicle in gear and his foot on the brake.

Mauck was able to reach in and shift the vehicle into park. Mauck, another trooper, and a Vanderburgh County deputy on scene feared the driver was diabetic and administered a tube of glucose.

Within a few minutes, troopers say the driver started to respond to questions. He was eventually taken to Deaconess Hospital and later released.

State police say the driver was delivering Krispy Kreme Donuts to area gas stations before he became unresponsive and drove his vehicle off the roadway. 

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