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Tuesday, June 5, at approximately 1:48 p.m., James Drew,
Dillsboro, was operating a fertilizer truck which was northbound
on US 421 when he tried to brake for a stopped vehicle which
was turning onto Old Michigan Road. Drew was having difficulty
stopping and his brakes locked up which caused the truck
to go sideways into the southbound lane where it collided
with a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Steven Riley of
Elsmere, KY. The vehicle, which was turning onto Old Michigan
Road, was able to escape the collision. Riley was trapped
in his car for a short time, he was then airlifted by PHI.
The extent of his injuries were not available at press time.
Drew was not injured. Those responding to the scene were
Deputy Rob Bradley, New Marion and Versailles Fire Dept.,
Ripley County Medic, Rescue 69, Indiana State Police and
officers from the Ripley County Sheriffs Office. The
investigation is ongoing.