PRINCETON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Five people were injured in an 8-vehicle crash on US-41 in Gibson County just before 4 p.m. on Thursday. No fatalities were reported.
The incident happened just north of the Toyota Manufacturing Plant.
Officials say that two people were extricated from a truck and that five people were taken to a hospital including the driver of the semi-truck.
Princeton Fire Department chief Nick Medler says the number of cars, along with the timing of the wreck added some challenges to their efforts, saying that while it may not have made their jobs more difficult, they needed to be more “strategic” in how they approached the scene.
Truck drivers like John Culver say the intersection where the wreck happened is a known problem area for drivers. Culver says black rubber marks on the pavement in both directions are a sign that the lights need to be a little longer to help drivers go northbound and southbound through the intersection.