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Fatigued Driving Contributes to Minor Head-On Crash

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:32 PM

Sullivan County – At 11:35 this morning, Indiana State Police and Sullivan County emergency agencies responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash in Shelburn. One driver was transported for injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed a green 2003 Dodge Caravan, driven by 37-year-old Michael A. Mason of Shelburn, IN., was eastbound on Mill Street at Interurban Street when he crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound brown 2006 Ford F-150, driven by 69-year-old David K. Barley of Shelburn.

Michael Mason was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital for the treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening pain and facial lacerations. Mason was cited for driving left of center, no valid license, and not wearing his seatbelt. Fatigued driving on the part of Mason was a contributing factor in this crash.

David Barley was not injured nor cited.

The crash was investigated by ISP Master Trooper Tom Hanks. Assisting were Shelburn Fire/Rescue and Sullivan County EMS.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Paul McCormick, 27, of Carlisle, Arrested on Warrant

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:11 PM

Sullivan County – This morning around 7:45, Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing complaint in the area of 5828 West State Road 58. The subsequent investigation revealed the trespasser was wanted on a warrant.

A property owner called via 911 to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office reporting a male trespassing on his property and was requesting law enforcement assistance. Master Trooper Tom Hanks and Sullivan County Deputy Lieutenant Bill Snead responded. When Deputy Snead arrived, the property owner stated the suspect had left the area as a passenger in a silver pickup. Moments later, Master Trooper Hanks spotted a vehicle matching the description just east of the original complaint and stopped the truck. The passenger was identified as 27-year-old Paul McCormick of Carlisle, IN. A routine check revealed McCormick was wanted on a warrant for Parole Violation (Arson) out of Cumberland County, Illinois. He was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail.

There appeared to be no legitimate reason for McCormick to be on the owner’s property and he did not have permission to enter the property.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Ambulance and Dump Truck Collide in Sullivan County

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:49 PM

Sullivan County – At 10:15 this morning, Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 154 near County Road 600W. The crash involved a Sullivan County EMS ambulance and a Sullivan County Highway dump truck.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Chevrolet ambulance, driven by 27-year-old Kelsey Foster of Sullivan, IN. was eastbound on SR 154 with a patient from an earlier crash on SR 154 at CR 700W. A 2007 Mack dump truck, loaded with stone and driven by 42-year-old Randall Moon of Sullivan, IN., was also eastbound on SR 154, and slowing to make a right turn onto CR 600 West. Foster failed to see the slowing dump truck in time and veered off the roadway to the right. The ambulance traveled through a ditch area and up onto CR 600 W, ultimately striking the right rear dual tires of the county highway truck.

Kelsey Foster was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital for treatment of pain. A medic tending to a patient in the rear of the ambulance, 30-year-old Joseph Scott of Sullivan, IN., was transported to SCCH for treatment of upper body pain. The onboard patient from an earlier crash, Duane Wampler, was relayed onto SCCH.

The crash was investigated by ISP Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald. Assisting were Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies Jason Bobbitt, Bill Snead, and Ron Elliott, Carlisle EMS, and Turman Township Fire/Rescue.

No pictures available.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Two Injured in Rear End Collision in Sullivan County

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12:40 PM

Sullivan County This morning at 9:49, Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle rear-end crash on State Road 154 near County Road 700 West.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2010 Kia Forte, driven by 19-year-old Taylor Thrasher of Merom, IN., was eastbound on SR 154 approaching stopped traffic near CR 700 W. Thrasher failed to stop and struck a silver 2011 Ford F-250 pickup in the rear, driven by 70-year-old Duane Wampler of Merom, IN.

Taylor Thrasher was transported by private vehicle to Sullivan County Community Hospital for treatment of chest and facial pain. Duane Wampler was transported by Sullivan County EMS to Sullivan County Community Hospital for treatment of back pain.

The traffic was stopped for an INDOT road maintenance issue.

No citations were issued.

The crash was investigated by ISP Master Trooper Tom Hanks. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald, Sullivan County EMS, Turman Township Fire/Rescue, and Morrison’s Wrecker Service.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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