Texting To Blame For Accident

Published 04/27 2010 02:57PM

Updated 07/02 2012 11:33AM

Traffic on US 41 comes to a halt after an car hits a tanker truck.

Police say texting while driving is to blame for the Tuesday afternoon accident.

Troopers say Sullivan resident Jocelyn Sims was driving south on 41 when she collided with an anhydrous tanker.

In compliance with state law the truck was stopped at the railroad crossing outside of Shelburn.

Police say the accident is a good reminder to stay alert while behind the wheel.

"Obviously there are new laws placed within Indiana for young drivers but eventually we hope that it will come about for everyone on the road the danger anytime you have your attention focused elsewhere you are endangering yourself and others on the roadway," said Trooper Brent Robinson.

Both lanes of US 41 South were closed for about 20 minutes.

Sims was taken to Sullivan Community Hospital with minor injuries.

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