Zionsville Times Sentinel

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April 28, 2010

Accident on U.S. 421 sends 3 to hospital

A head-on collision on U.S. 421 sent three people to Methodist Hospital, Wednesday afternoon, April 21.

Police said at approximately 2:52 p.m., Camile M. Yurgilas, 59, of Knox, was traveling south on U.S. 421, just north of Ind. 32, in her 2002 silver Cadillac DeVille when she crossed the double-yellow center line in an attempt to pass another vehicle. Yurgilas’ vehicle clipped the rear end of a vehicle driven by Katie L. Haas, 21, of Indianapolis, who was driving north on U.S. 421 in a maroon 1998 Ford Contour. Yurgilas’ vehicle continued to cross over into the oncoming traffic lane and hit a Mazda head on, causing the vehicle to flip onto its side. The Mazda was driven by Rene L. Dibenedetto, 25, of Indianapolis.

A release issued by the Indiana State Police said Dibenedetto, Yurgilas and her passenger, James A. Yurgilas, 61, of Indianapolis, were taken to Methodist Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Dibenedetto was also taken to Methodist with injuries that were not life-threatening, and a dog in Dibenedetto’s vehicle was pulled from the car unharmed.

Haas and her two passengers, including a young child, were uninjured. Her vehicle sustained some damage to the back left bumper, the release said.

Yurgilas was issued a traffic ticket for passing while approaching oncoming traffic.

According to police, U.S. 421 was shut down for about an hour while officers cleaned up the scene. Boone County Sheriff’s Department assisted in coordinating traffic. Zionsville Medic No. 92 also assisted at the scene.

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