Crash injures two


Staff report



RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. – A semi and a garbage truck collided Friday, sending the two drivers to the hospital.

Randolph County Communications Center received a report of a traffic accident Jan. 15 involving two vehicles at US 27 and County Road 300 South.

Personnel from the Lynn Fire Department, White River Fire Department, Randolph County Medical Services, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Chris Shaneyfelt with Emergency Management responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency responders removed 45-year-old James B. Clements, of Shelbyville, Indiana, from an overturned tractor-trailer owned by Palmer Leasing.

Michael D. Ruble, 51, of Farmland, Indiana, was removed from the second vehicle owned by Best Way of Indiana.

Clements and Ruble were transported to St. Vincent Randolph Hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators determined that the tractor-trailer driven by Clements was northbound on US 27 when the Best Way disposal truck driven by Ruble was eastbound on County Road 300 South. Ruble failed to yield the right of way and traveled into the path of the semi.

Staff report