A driver was injured after he ran into a trailer load of coal Monday morning on State Road 56.
Police said Brandon L. Bayer, 20, of Jasper, was eastbound on State Road 56 approaching 350W and he failed to notice a 2016 Peterbilt stopped in the lane. Bayer’s 2004 Chevrolet Silverado collided with the trailer.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Bayer trapped in his vehicle and Jasper Fire Department First Responders extricated him from the truck. Bayer was taken to Memorial Hospital for injuries to his left arm and right leg area.
A 12-year-old male in the pickup truck was able to exit the vehicle before emergency personnel arrived. The 12-year-old was also transported to Memorial Hospital to be treated for cuts, abrasions and pain to his left knee.
Jeffrey C. Thornburg, 45, of Depauw, was the driver of the Peterbilt and was not injured in the crash.
State Road 56 was closed for one and half hours as the crash was cleared.
The Silverado was a total loss and the Peterbilt sustained about $10,000 in damages.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Jasper Police Department, Jasper Fire Department, Indiana State Police and Uebelhor & Sons Wrecker Service and Storks Wrecker Service.