Greenwood man cited in three-car crash

A Greenwood man was cited for speeding after a three-car crash that injured two people Wednesday morning near Terre Haute.

Blaze Pollard, 33, of Greenwood, was driving north on U.S. 41 just before 6 a.m. when he struck a garbage truck driven by Shawn Ransford, 53, of Carlisle, that was turning, an Indiana State Police press release said.

Pollard’s sport-utility vehicle was damaged in the crash, and the lights didn’t work. Ransford got out of his vehicle to help Pollard, and a third vehicle struck Pollard’s vehicle. Pollard’s vehicle then struck and injured Ransford, the release said.

Ransford was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital to be treated for hip, chest and head injuries. He was listed in fair condition on Wednesday afternoon. Douglas Springer, 54, of Terre Haute, who was driving the third vehicle, was taken to the hospital for lower leg and chest injuries, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. Pollard was not taken to a hospital for treatment, the release said.

Pollard was cited for driving at a speed that was too fast to avoid a collision and for not having vehicle insurance. The other drivers were not cited, the release said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.