Osgood teen taken to jail following crash

Wanda English Burnett

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 Sheriff’s 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.