Semi lands on state police car in Indianapolis accident

Published: Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:09 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2013 at 2:02 AM CST
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Source: Indiana State Police
Source: Indiana State Police
Source: Indiana State Police
Source: Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police Troopers responded to a crash involving two of their own early Tuesday afternoon on the east side of Indianapolis.

Around 2:30 p.m., Troopers responded to the report of an overturned semi-tractor trailer on eastbound I-70 that involved a marked Indiana State Police car.

State police say the crash was radioed to their dispatch by the trooper that was involved in the wreckage.

Investigation and witness statements showed that the state police car, driven by 45-year-old Sergeant Terry Treone, of McCordsville, was eastbound on I-70 in the left lane. A semi-tractor trailer, driven by 68-year-old Daniel Edmands, of Maryland, was in the left center lane next to the police car.

Witnesses state that the truck went to the right, and then abruptly veered back to the left, striking the police car. Both vehicles spun with the truck overturning and spilling a load of 4x8 sheets of steel. The cab of the truck came to rest on top of the police car.

Treone and his front seat passenger, Senior Trooper Bill Dalton, of Greenfield, were transported to Methodist Hospital for observation. The truck driver was also transported to Methodist Hospital with a complaint of pain in his chest. All involved are expected to fully recover.

Investigating officers think that the truck driver's medical condition may have been a contributing factor in this crash.

Edmands was issued a traffic citation for unsafe lane movement.

Eastbound I-70 was completely closed for about two hours and traffic was diverted.

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