TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - An off-duty Lafayette police officer was taken to the hospital after a crash in Tippecanoe County Wednesday evening. It happened on U.S. 52 near County Road 900 South when the officer's car collided with a truck carrying a trailer.
Tippecanoe County sheriff's deputies said a truck driving north on U.S. 52 tried to turn right into a driveway. Off-duty Lafayette Police Officer Shea Saxton was driving in his personal vehicle behind the truck.
Deputies said the truck moved into the left lane to make a wide turn into a driveway. That's when the two vehicles collided.
Deputies do not believe speed was a factor. Saxton was transported to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the truck and his daughter were not injured.
Deputies are not assigning fault in this crash.
"That'll be up to the insurance company to determine fault in this particular crash. There will be no citations issued in the crash," said Deputy Robert Hainje.
Deputies tried to recreate the crash at the scene to determine how and where the two vehicles hit. Parts of U.S. 52 were shut down on and off again for about three hours.
Deputies said everybody involved was wearing seat belts. They said that and airbags prevented that crash from being more serious.
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