The crash that closed icy Kelley Hill on Wednesday morning involved four vehicles, but no drivers or passengers were hurt.
It started just before 7 a.m., when Lan Cartwright, 36, of Bloomington, lost control of the small Mitsubishi box truck he was driving on the ice. It slid off the eastbound lane of State Road 46 West into a ditch on the northeast side of the road, according to an accident report by Brown County sheriff’s deputy Chad Williams.
Kamry Lucas, 22, of Bloomington, was following Cartwright. His Toyota Rav 4 slid into the back of the box truck and hit the guardrail on the south side of the road, the report said.
Ellena Maini, 28, of Bloomington, was behind Lucas in a Volkswagen Golf. She hit the rear bumper of the box truck, then slid in between the truck and the Toyota and hit a fourth vehicle head-on. Her airbag deployed, the report said.
Jeremy D. Burton, 33, of Edinburgh, was driving that fourth vehicle, a Chevrolet HHR, westbound on 46 West. The crash damaged the front left corner of his car.
State Road 46 was closed on both sides of Kelley/Schooner Hill near the Brown County State Park west gate for more than two hours while the crash was cleaned up and state highway trucks came to salt the road.
All vehicles were either pulled out or towed by Al’s wrecker service, the report said.