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Car strikes combine; goes airborne and lands on its top

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Posted by on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 @ 10:58 pm.

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WABASH CO., Ill. - Wabash County officials had their hands full Wednesday afternoon after a freak car-v-combine accident outside of the village of Lancaster.

Wabash County Sheriff Derek Morgan reports that the accident, which occurred at 7:01 a.m. Thursday morning, September 19, the Wabash County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 just just east of Lancaster. 

Upon arriving on scene, Sheriff's Office personnel discovered a 2014 John Deere S680 combine was westbound on Highway 11 when the driver, 24-year-old Logan Loudermilk of Albion, advised he experienced a mechanical issue with the combine. Loudermilk then turned southbound into a field/yard entrance. The combine's rear was partially in the eastbound lane.  Loudermilk advised he felt the combine move, and exited to see what had happened. That was when he discovered Alicia Yates, 61, had been eastbound on Highway 11 in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala and had struck the rear of the combine.

A resident who lived across the road advised he saw one vehicle go around the combine and then heard a loud crash and saw a car rolling down the highway and into a yard just across the road.

Photo by Wabash County Sheriff's Office

Yates was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville due to her injuries.

The investigation continues and the sunlight is thought to be a contributing factor in this crash.

The Sheriff's Office personnel were assisted at the scene by the Allendale Fire Department and the Wabash General Ambulance Service. 

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