Three people were injured in a semi versus armored truck collision that took place Monday morning along State Road 56 just west of Ireland in which the armored truck rolled over several times after impact.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says at around a quarter after 10 am yesterday, the armored truck, a 2017 International Conventional Cab driven by Charles Dunlap Jr. of Louisville was headed west along State Road 56 when he lost control in a slight curve at the intersection of Highway 56 and County Road 800 West in Boone Township.
Deputies say Dunlap over corrected his steering causing his vehicle to travel of the roadway’s centerline and struck an eastbound semi driven by Michael Troop of Jasper which authorities say was stopped in the eastbound lane of State Road 56 at the intersection.
The armored truck spun after the impact and traveled off the north side of the roadway where it flipped several times before coming to a final rest on its top in a field.
A front seat passenger in the armored truck, 21-year old Kendrick Eaves of Radcliffe, Kentucky and a rear seat passenger, 23-year Jacob Whittenbraker, also of Radcliffe, were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper while Dunlap was later transported to Memorial by personal vehicle.
Eaves was treated for right knee pain and right thigh contusion, Whittenbraker was treated for a contusion to his left thigh and hip area as well as neck and back pain. Dunlap suffered a left leg contusion.
Both vehicles were a total loss, no charges were filed.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by first responders with the Ireland Fire Department and Memorial Hospital and Pike County EMS.