teen taken to jail following crash
State troopers investigated a crash Monday morning about 7:25
a.m. that involved three vehicles.
The crash occurred on State Road 129 just south of State Road
350 in Delaware, according to information from Public Information
Officer Sgt. Noel Houze of the Indiana State Police.
Troopers say Timothy W. Moore, 19, of Osgood, was driving his
1999 Chevrolet Lumina northbound on SR 129 when he crossed the
centerline. At this point, he sideswiped a southbound 2009 International
semi tractor-trailer rig which was being operated by Lee Pennington,
60, of Shelbyville.
After Moore collided with the semi, his vehicle spun in the roadway
and was struck by a southbound 2000 Chrysler van being driven
by Julia R. Heidlage, 41, of Batesville.
Officers note that Moore suffered a minor cut on his hand and
was treated at the scene by EMTs. The semi driver was not injured
and Heidlage complained of some pain in her shoulder, but was
not transported to the hospital from the scene.
Troopers suspected Moore to be intoxicated and when he was later
taken to the Ripley County Jail for a breath test, the results
showed he was in excess of the .08 limit. Shortly after the crash
he was being held at the Ripley County Jail with charges pending
of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Minor Consuming Alcoholic
Beverages, and Driving Left of Center.
The crash is currently under investigation by Trooper Chris Keeton
of the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
He was assisted at the scene by Master Trooper Jeff Kellog and
Trooper Nate Adams. Also assisting at the scene was Ripley County
Sheriffs deputies, Milan Rescue 30, Ripley County Medic,
and Delaware Township Fire Department.
Not only has Timothy W. Moore of Osgood, lost the vehicle
pictured above he was driving Monday morning, but he now
faces charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated,
Minor Consuming Alcoholic Beverage and Driving Left of Center.
The crash, caused by Moore about 7:25 a.m. Monday, February
22 affected two other drivers as well.