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4 hurt in Indiana when sleepy driver's car hits deputy's cruiser

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 6:05 am

GREENFIELD — Authorities say four people were injured when a car veered into a cruiser belonging to a sheriff's deputy who stopped to help a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on a highway east of Indianapolis.

Hancock County Sheriff's Capt. Robert Campbell says Deputy Jacob Lewis was on patrol about 3:30 p.m. Friday when he stopped to help a driver whose pickup truck was on the grass median of U.S. 40 near Greenfield. Another car then veered off the highway and struck the police car, shoving it into the truck.

Campbell says Lewis, the truck driver, the car driver and a passenger in the car all were injured and were taken to an Indianapolis hospital.

Campbell says the car's driver and passenger apparently fell asleep while returning from a long trip.