Local trooper injured in crash

Trooper Clifton Elston of the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division was injured last week in a crash on I-74 in Ripley County. Tpr. Elston was just west of the Batesville exit when he was hit from behind by a 2011 Nissan (pictured above) driven by Deeana Y. White, 31, of Largo, FL. The trooper said he had just entered I-74 a few seconds earlier from the Batesville interchange and was traveling about 45-50 mph when he was struck in the rear. He was taken to Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville where he was treated and released for a bump on his head and minor abrasions. Elston has been with the ISP since December 2007. White was not injured in the crash, which remains under investigation. Elston was seriously injured last year in a crash on US 421 near Versailles.