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Middlebury Two hurt after van hits semi truck on U.S. 20

Two women were taken to the hospital Wednesday after their van struck a semi truck stopped at a red light on U.S. 20 in Middlebury.
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 27, 2013 at 2:38 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Two women were taken to the hospital Wednesday after their van struck a semi truck which was slowing for a stoplight on U.S. 20.

Middlebury police officers at the scene said the semi truck was westbound on U.S. 20 and was slowing to stop for a red light at C.R. 35 at 5:47 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, when the van, driven by Jane Boss, 21, of Colton, Ore., failed to stop and struck the rear of the truck.

Boss and a passenger in the van were taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Boss suffered lacerations to her face neck pain and the passenger had pain in her back and both legs.

The driver of the semi truck, 52-year-old Geraldo Valdez of Chicago, was uninjured.

Boss was issued a citation for following too closely. All three parties were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.




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