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October 4, 2012

Semi driver killed near Grissom

Man was only fatality in four-vehicle wreck

BUNKER HILL — A semi driver was killed in a four-vehicle crash in southern Miami County shortly before noon Thursday.

Indiana State Police say Michael Natterstad, 53, Brownsburg, was driving a 2012 Freightliner semi-tractor, pulling a box trailer, southbound on U.S. 31 approaching Ind. 218. For an undetermined reason, Natterstad rear-ended a southbound 2004 GMC box truck which was slowing for a red traffic light at Ind. 218, according to a state police press release. The crash impact caused the box truck, driven by James Williams, 44, Kokomo, to rear-end a 2012 Honda CRV and a 2002 Jeep Liberty which were both stopped for the red traffic light at Ind. 218, the release states. The Honda was driven by Tim Boggs, 35, Peru and the Jeep was driven by Ellen Badillo, 38, Elkhart.

Natterstad was pronounced dead at the crash scene from injuries suffered in the high impact crash, according to police. Badillo and a passenger in the Honda, Caron Boggs, 34, Peru, were transported by ambulance to Dukes Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Williams and Tim Boggs were not injured.

Everyone involved in the crash was properly restrained with seat belts.

Natterstad was hauling tools for Fastenal Trucking based in Indianapolis. Williams was transporting metal parts for TGR Incorporated in Kokomo. Williams’s freight did spill onto the road.

Natterstad did not lose any of the freight he was hauling, according to police.

Traffic on U.S. 31 was restricted after the crash for more than four hours as the crash site was cleaned up. Miami County Sheriff deputies were using flaggers to reroute all northbound and southbound traffic on U.S. 31 into the northbound lanes.

• Scott Smith can be reached at 765-454-8569 or at scott.smith@kokomotribune.com.

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