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A truck traveling on U.S. 41, near Washington Street in Sullivan County, ran into the front of a home Sunday evening.
The truck, which was hauling sweet potatoes, exited the highway, ran through a ravine, crashed through some trees, then collided with the home. The Sullivan County Sherrif’s Office reported, “The semi driver had to be extricated using the jaws of life. The homeowner was inside the home at the time of the crash but was not injured.”
It took 45 minutes to remove the 59 year old truck driver, Daryl Shorter, from the cab. Twenty-three year old Caleb Hancock was a passenger inside the truck .
The 2 were transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital. They did not appear to have severe injuries.
Investigators say that it is still unclear why the truck driver lost control and crashed into the home. The Indiana State Police motor carrier enforcement team will be joining in the investigation into the crash. Speed will be investigated as a possible factor in the crash.