Crash stalls traffic in West Lafayette

wlfi-west lafayette crash on river road stalls traffic

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Four people were taken to the hospital after a crash on N. River Road in West Lafayette Friday evening.

It happened around 5 p.m. near the Harrison Bridge. According to West Lafayette police, a car was turning left to get onto the bridge when it was hit by a truck heading in the opposite direction.

Police said the driver of the car was unable to see the truck because of stopped traffic.

The passenger in the truck and the passenger in the car were both taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central. The driver of the truck Percy Collins said he also went to the hospital and his baby was also examined at the hospital.

The northbound lanes of River Road were closed between Howard Avenue and Robinson Street while crews cleared the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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