Woman injured in construction zone crash

(Photo courtesy Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department)

(Photo courtesy Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department)

COLUMBUS, Ind.–A Monday evening crash on Interstate 65, near mile marker 59.5, has law enforcement officials urging motorists to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office says a semi apparently drifted into the lane of a vehicle driven by Angel Tucker, of Columbus, causing her to veer off the expressway, hit a guardrail, and roll into a ditch. She told deputies she climbed out of the passenger’s side of her car to safety. She was transported to Columbus Regional Health for treatment of her injuries.

Major Chris Lane cautions motorists to slow down in construction zones when work is being done. The sheriff’s department adds that statistics show it takes just one minute more to travel through a two-mile work zone at 45 mph, instead of 65 mph. Speeding and aggressive driving are the major causes of work zone accidents.

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