Three injured in Sunday collision

Frank Denzler | Rushville RepublicanEmergency personnel are pictured assisting the driver and her passengers who were injured in a collision on a Rushville city street Sunday.

Shortly before noon Sunday, a two-vehicle accident was reported in the 400 block of West Second Street.

The E911 call resulted in multiple emergency departments responding to the intersection of Second Street and Buena Vista where they found the roadway reduced to a single lane and debris from the vehicles involved spread over a wide area.

According to investigating officer Larry Strobel of the Rushville Police Department, a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by Dianna K. Luellen, 60, of New Castle, struck a 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by Thomas J. Turner, 33, of Rushville.

The investigation found that the New Castle woman was traveling westbound on Second Street and was turning south on to Buena Vista when she struck the eastbound Honda on the front driver’s side of the vehicle.

The force of the impact caused extensive damage to both vehicles rendering both inoperable.

Luellen and two passengers in her vehicle sustained what were believed to be minor injuries as a result of the collision. Following treatment at the scene, the three were transported to Rush Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure. Turner was uninjured and refused medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation and clean-up process, traffic east and westbound traffic was rerouted around the accident scene for nearly 45 minutes before being reopened shortly before 1 p.m.

Assisting at the scene were units from the RPD, Rush County Sheriff’s Department, Rushville Fire Department, RFD EMS and Davis Towing.

Contact: or (765) 932 – 2222 x106.