Wanda English Burnett, Editor
A head on collision on State Road 129 claimed
the life of Brittany Nicole Combs, 19, of Milan, last Friday,
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 Sheriffs
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.