The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 25, 2013

Ohio couple hurt in I-74 crash


COVINGTON, Ind. — A husband-wife duo were injured in an morning accident along Interstate 74 just across the state line.

Indiana State Police responded at 8:43 a.m. EDT Wednesday two a one-vehicle accident on I-74 near the 4 mile marker. Emergency agencies from Vermillion and Fountain counties also arrived at the scene.

Driver Bruce Gray, 66, of Oxford, Ohio, and his wife, 65-year-old Darlene Gray, were airlifted from the scene to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to state police, Bruce Gray was driving his 2006 Dodge pickup truck west on I-74 when the truck drifted off the south side of the roadway. He overcorrected, sending the pickup north across both westbound lanes.

The truck struck a guardrail and rolled over four or five times on the north side of the road before coming to a stop.

The crash forced officials to close I-74 for short amount of time before reopening to one lane. Eventually both westbound lanes were open just after 11 a.m. EDT.

Both Bruce and Darlene Gray were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. No citations were issued.