FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One Terre Haute man is dead and another seriously injured after a Brinks armored car rolled over Wednesday on U.S. 41 in Fountain County spilling money all over the roadway.
Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a rollover crash involving a Brinks armored truck near the intersection of U.S. 41 and U.S. 136 in Veedersburg.
Police say the driver was headed north on U.S. 41 when they believe the wind caused the driver to veer slightly off the roadway. Police believe the driver overcorrected trying to get back onto the roadway, causing the armored truck to flip several times landing in a field.
The two people inside the truck were both ejected. Authorities told News 18 one person was killed and another was airlifted from the scene to Indianapolis.
On Thursday, the Fountain County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the victims involved in the crash. Jarod Newton, 32, of Terre Haute died at the scene and Raymond Clevinger, 31, of Terre Haute, was seriously injured.
Police say currency was spread all over the roadway. Brinks was contacted and sent a crew to pick up all the property at the scene.
Officials closed down U.S. 41 in the area for hours and a reconstruction team was called in to assist.
Police believe high wind gusts may have been a contributing factor in the crash. It’s still under investigation.