Robinson, IL man killed in Sullivan County crash

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Robinson, Illinois man was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Sullivan County.

According to ISP Sgt. Matt Ames, the crash occurred on State Road 159 at County Road 350 South between a passenger vehicle and a semi tractor trailer. The driver of the passenger vehicle, 68-year-old Michael (Doug) Bailey of Robinson, Illinois, was killed in the crash.

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Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Polly Blackburn indicated that at approximately 11:49 a.m., a 2015 Ford pickup truck was attempting to go east bound from County Road 350 South across State Road 159. The driver of the pickup truck failed to observe a 2020 Volvo semi tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound on State Road 159, driven by Joseph W. Daniels, age 45, of Pleasant Hill, Illinois. 

Daniels applied his brakes and attempted an evasive driving maneuver but was unable to avoid the collision.  The force of the collision caused the pickup truck to go off the roadway on the west side of State Road 159, rolling on the driver’s side and coming to a final stop.  The semi tractor-trailer traveled off the roadway on the east side of State Road 159, jack-knifing and coming to a final stop.

Daniels was transported to Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is being reconstructed by the Evansville State Police reconstruction team.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor of the accident. 

This is a developing story. Continue following for updates.

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