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Woman dies in tractor-trailer crash

August 25. 2013 7:49AM
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CELINA - A Mercer County woman is dead after her vehicle hit a tractor-trailer and was dragged underneath it Thursday evening.

Mercer County emergency crews were dispatched at 5:39 p.m. to the intersection of state Routes 29 and 118 in Celina. Michelle Bruns, 36, of Maria Stein, went through a stop sign going northbound on state Route 118 and struck Thomas L. Sims Jr., 36, of Indianapolis, who was driving a tractor-trailer westbound on state Route 29.

Bruns’ car lodged under Sims’ truck and was dragged west of the intersection. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Sims was not injured.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Celina Fire Department, Motor Carrier Enforcement Division and Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers.

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