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State Trooper Hit on I-65, No Injuries, Car Totalled

19 Dec ISP Vehicle crash

Gazette Staff

Lake County-An Indiana State Trooper’s police car was hit while the trooper was standing outside his police car covering an earlier crash.

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Taylor Bryant revealed that at approximately 4:35 a.m., this Thursday, December 19, 2013, morning, Trooper Brandon Henderson responded to a single vehicle crash on I-65 north bound at the 256 mile marker (this is one mile north of the 61st Avenue exit). That crash involved a 2002 Dodge Ram pick-up who had hit a “slick” spot in the left lane, causing the driver, Ryan P. Scheidt, 26 of Lake Village, to lose control, spin out and hit the guard rail on the outer shoulder head on. The Dodge Ram came to rest facing north straddling the guard rail. Henderson’s fully marked police car was parked behind the Ram pick-up with all of its emergency lights on and Henderson was outside of his 2012 Dodge Charger police car talking to Scheidt standing next to Scheidt’s driver’s window.

At approximately 4:45 a.m., a 1994 Toyota Camry, driven by Chris A. Bracamontes, 27 of Merrillville was north bound on I-65 in the center lane when he saw the crash up ahead. Bracamontes changed lanes to the left lane and lost control after hitting a “slick” spot. The Toyota spun out of control and hit Henderson’s Charger in the rear pushing it into the rear of Scheidt’s Ram pick-up.

Neither Henderson nor Scheidt were injured. Bracamontes was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. Bracamontes was cited for Driving While Suspended.

The 2012 Dodge Charger police car was totaled.

GM Recalls Vehicles for Sun Visor Warning

25 Nov

by Ken Davidson

General Motors will be recalling over 18,000 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles due to a “safety defect.” The automaker notified the NHTSA in September 2013 that:

General Motors has decided that certain 2013-2014 model year Chevrolet
Camara Coupe vehicles may fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208
for Occupant Crash Protection. These vehicles were built with one or two sun visors that
may have air bag warning labels that were not properly adhered See the full recall letter here

The gist of the recall: Warning labels attached to sun visors may peel.

General Motors also stopped production of Chevrolet Camaro’s due to the defect.

2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Recalled

2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Recalled