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Minor Injury in Car Semi Rear-End Crash

November 14, 2013

  11/15/13 Thursday afternoon Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Gruett investigated a two vehicle crash on US 31 south of 13th Road at the railroad crossing. 

The crash report shows that 59 year old David Elliott of Goshen was traveling northbound on 31 in a 2013 Kenworth Semi-tanker.  The semi was stopped at the railroad crossing as required by state law since he was hauling hazardous material. 

  A 2012 Ford 4-door driven northbound on US 31 by 42 year old Amy Goodwin of Carmel failed to see the semi-tanker stopped at the railroad and slammed into the read end of the stopped semi. 

Ms. Goodwin told Trooper Gruett that her vision was obstructed by bright sunlight flaring off the semi tanker. 

Goodwin was transported to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth for pain.

ISP Trooper Gruett was assisted at the scene by Plymouth Fire and EMS, Marshall County Police and Lyons Towing. 

One Response to “ Minor Injury in Car Semi Rear-End Crash ”

  1. Thor on November 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Ms Goodwin…Don’t drive into the light!

    Though that doesn’t look like one of those shiny silver tankers that would reflect blinding light. Maybe it was the light reflecting off her I-Pad.

    This is the same type of driving that causes huge pile ups out west in the smoke from brush fires. People can’t see through it put keep flying into the smoke at Hwy speeds. Then someone up front decides they can’t see the road anymore and stops…then it’s all SLAM BANG POW Holy Rendezvous Batman!

    Maybe if you CAN’T SEE you should at least SLOW DOWN!

    This ends your unpaid for drivers ed minute.