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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (March 17, 2016) – An INDOT vehicle and a camper collided on I-70 Wednesday morning, sending one man to the hospital.

State troopers and the Terre Haute Fire Department responded to the crash near the 7.5 miler marker around 11 a.m.

A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the 1991 camper, Harrell Cook, 72, failed to slow down or move into the left lane, causing him to strike the 2006 International dump truck, pulling an impact reducing safety device. The INDOT vehicle was stationary and driven by Christopher Lashbrook, 41. Lashbrook was not injured.

Cook was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for treatment of a medical condition and not injuries. He was cited for failure to move over for a highway maintenance vehicle.

Indiana Department of Transportation employees were conducting routine highway maintenance in the westbound lanes with all required warning signage and electronic arrow boards in place.

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