Rushville resident Crystal M. Tillison, 29, escaped serious injury shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving left the west side of SR 3 and rolled onto its side.
Tillison was northbound when she failed to negotiate a curve north of CR 400N. The vehicle crossed the centerline into the southbound lane. As the Chevrolet began to leave the roadway, the Rushville woman over-corrected and lost control of her vehicle and, for a second time, left the west side of the highway. The steep pitch of the rain-softened embankment caused the vehicle to roll onto its passenger side.
After being checked by medical personnel, Tillison and an unidentified passenger in the vehicle refused additional treatment and were released at the scene.
A witness traveling behind the Chevrolet told Rush County deputy sheriff Dave Sliger it appeared as though Tillison’s vehicle simply went straight instead of following the curve of the road.
When asked by the deputy what may have led to the accident, Tillison said she was not paying attention.
The deputy continued by saying both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident and that had a direct impact on the lack of severe injuries.
SR 3 was reduced to a single lane of travel for nearly 60 minutes during the investigation and cleanup process.
Responding to the scene were Raleigh Fire Department, RCSD, Indiana State Police, RMH Ambulance, Rushville Police Department and Davis Towing.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106