Head on crash claims life of Milan woman

Wanda English Burnett, Editor

A head on collision on State Road 129 claimed the life of Brittany Nicole Combs, 19, of Milan, last Friday, March 13.

According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze of the Indiana State Police, Versailles Post, Combs was northbound on SR 129, when for unknown reasons, the Honda Civic she was operating drifted left of center. She was then struck head on by a southbound 2007 GMC pickup truck which was being operated by Christina Hueseman, 42, of Osgood. The accident occurred near Lookout.

Hueseman suffered some bruising from the seat belt and a small child in her vehicle was uninjured. The road was closed for approximately one and half hours while police, fire, and EMS officials investigated the crash and cleaned up the scene. The initial call came in about 2:45 p.m.

S/Tpr. Ben Bastin is investigating the crash. He was assisted at the scene by Batesville Police, Ripley County Sheriff’s deputies, Batesville Fire Department, Delaware Fire Department, and Ripley County EMS.

Visitation for Combs will be held tonight, March 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Funeral services will be held March 18 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Phil Hester officiating. Burial will be in the Hogan Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Combs is described as “full of life.” She enjoyed traveling, music, technology, her friends, and beloved dog, Bandit. She had obtained her GED and had plans to attend IUPUI in the fall. She was employed with Defender Direct of Batesville.

Combs was born July 8, 1989, in Covington, Ky, to Ronald ‘Rollie’ and Maxine Quicksall Combs. She is survived by four brothers: Bryan Wentz, Noblesville; Ronnie Combs, Brookville; Benji Combs, Milan; and Russell Wayne Combs, Salem, MO. She has a sister, April McDaniel of West Harrison. Grandmothers are Bessie Kelly of Richmond, KY, and Pauline Fugate of Covington, KY. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Brittany Nicole Combs