Memorial Day crash stops I-70 traffic

I70 Accident

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A serious crash shut traffic down along I-70 on Memorial Day.

It happened just before 2:00 Monday afternoon.

Police tell News 10 traffic was slowing near a construction zone along interstate 70.
That slow-down turned into a domino effect crash.

Officials say a pickup truck pulling a box trailer, driven by 43-year-old John Fenton of Toronto, Canada, failed to slow or stop and hit a vehicle being driven by 57-year-old Richard Schultz of Alpina, Michigan, and another pickup truck being driven by 24-year-old Jason Griffis from Pendelton, Indiana.

Griffis’ truck then hit an SUV being driven by 23-year-old Millard Curtis from O’Fallon, Illinois.

A passenger in Fenton’s truck was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for head injuries.

A passenger in Griffis’ truck was airlifted to Eskananzi Hospital in Indianapolis for spinal injuries.

The crashed happened just west of the Brazil exit.
Two people were airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with head and spinal injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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