State trooper, 82-year-old driver injured after crash in New Castle

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. – An Indiana State Police trooper and an 82-year-old driver went to the hospital Thursday morning after their cars collided in New Castle.

According to Indiana State Police, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on State Road 3 at Trojan Lane.

Police said Harold Devine Jr., 82, was going southbound on State Road 3 in a Ford Fusion and tried to turn east onto Trojan Lane. The car pulled into the path of Trooper Jarrin Franklin’s police cruiser, which was heading north on State Road 3.

Franklin, 32, couldn’t stop in time before hitting the passenger’s side of the Fusion. Devine told investigators he had a yellow arrow at the time of the crash and didn’t realize he had to yield to oncoming traffic before turning.

Franklin was treated and released at Henry County Hospital with knee pain, while Devine was taken to IU Health’s Ball Memorial hospital after suffering what appeared to be a broken shoulder.

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