Crash closes westbound National Road


Driver crosses traffic, hits another vehicle, Speedway sign

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.


Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

VANDALIA — Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred on National Road near Maple Street Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a red truck was traveling east on National Road when it struck a car at the intersection of Maple and National Road. The truck then crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed and crashed into the sign at the Speedway gasoline station.

It appeared that after striking the sign, the vehicle spun around and came to rest facing westbound with extensive damage. Debris was spread from Maple street into the Speedway parking lot including bumpers, tires, and the vehicle’s engine.

Police could not speculate on a cause of the accident, but indicated they would be investigating if the driver had a medical problem or was impaired. The driver of the truck was conscious and had what appeared to be minor inuries.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash1-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash2-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash3-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash4-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash5-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash6-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash7-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Vandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Crash8-1.jpgVandalia police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in which a truck hit a vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and National Road, crossed National Road, and slammed into the Speedway sign at a high rate of speed. Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media
Driver crosses traffic, hits another vehicle, Speedway sign

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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