Rushville Republican

News

May 23, 2014

Sleepy driver injured in collision

Although injured, a 30-year-old Connersville woman, April Vosser, escaped more serious injury when the vehicle she was driving collided with a tractor trailer shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday on SR 44.

A E911 call resulted in multiple agencies responding to the 4500 block of East SR 44. Once on the scene, responders from the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Rushville Township Volunteer Fire Department and RMH Ambulance, found the intersection of the state road littered with debris. Vosser’s 2004 Toyota was extensively damaged and roughly 40 yards east of the point of impact. A damaged Fraley and Shilling tractor trailer was off the road partially in a south side ditch, an additional 50 yards from the collision site.

According to investigating officer ISP trooper Mike Ooley, the tractor trailer was driven by Rushville resident Shawn Miller and had just turned eastbound from CR 150S.

“The tractor trailer was getting up to road speed when it was struck by the eastbound vehicle,” Ooley said.

He continued by saying that Vosser saw the tractor trailer from a distance although was sleepy and doesn’t remember striking the vehicle.

“The driver said she was on her way home in Connersville and must have nodded off for a moment. She remembers seeing the vehicle in front of her and then nothing until impact,” Ooley said.

Following treatment at the scene for non-life threatening injuries, Vosser was transported to Rush Memorial Hospital. The full extent of her injuries was unknown at press time Thursday.

Following the investigation, it was learned that Vosser did not have insurance on her vehicle. As a consequence, she was cited for operating a motor vehicle without financial liability.

As a result of the collision, a nearly one-mile section of SR 44 was closed to east and west bound traffic for nearly one hour with traffic rerouted to nearby county roads.

Responding to the scene were units from the RCSD, ISP, RTVFD, RMH Ambulance and Davis Towing.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.

1
Text Only
News
  • Briefs ObituariesMary Jane Howard, 91Nancy L. Sefton King, 76Verdia Merritt, 82Stella T. Sampson, 93Thanks!The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper:Ivan WooleyBettie MohrAssessor newsThe R

    August 22, 2014

  • Pendleton author releases debut fantasy novel PENDLETON — In the nationwide release of “The Keeper of Edelyndia,” the first in author Benjamin J. Denen’s trilogy, Orron and Draedon find themselves in a struggle for justice, love and faith. They also realized that they are fighting for what is tr

    August 22, 2014

  • Field Day event announced A forestry field day will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in northeastern Rush County. The event will take place at the Forgey tree plantation property located across from the Fairview Cemetery on C.R. 500 N between C.R. 700 and 800 E, Rush Count

    August 22, 2014

  • 1 fd higgins accident 082214 pic Foggy decision leads to injury accident One motorist’s decision to pass a tractor trailer on a foggy SR 3 Tuesday morning resulted in three vehicles sustaining extensive damage and two of the drivers being transported to Rush Memorial Hospital as a result of their injuries.According to inv

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv082214-ALS pic ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping nation Many citizens in Rush County are participating in a challenge that is sweeping the nation.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over the United States. People of all ages are participating in the challenge which is to help raise awareness and money

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 fd lion football 082214 pic2 Lions ready to roar into football season The 2014 Rushville Consolidated High School football team officially kicks off the season at 7 p.m. Friday, when the Lions host Milan at Hinshaw Field.This year’s team returns few seniors, a host of underclassmen and boast a new head coach Scott McMu

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blotter Rushville Police Department8/18/149:55 a.m.: Accident reported in the 300 block of East Sixth Street.4:49 p.m.: Illegal soliciting reported in the 1200 block of Waggoner Street.4:58 p.m.: Battery reported in the 400 block of North Perkins Street.8/19

    August 22, 2014

  • nws-rv082214-homes for our troop pic Homes for Our Troops to build home in Milroy Homes for Our Troops is going to be building a new specially adapted home for wounded Army SPC Jacob Lyerla in Milroy.The Rush County community is invited to join local community members at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for SPC Lyerla at 11 a.m. on Sep

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws rv 081914 workcamp pic Workcamp still accepting applications for repairs The Group Workcamp Foundation is still accepting applications for home repairs for the 2015 summer season.During one week in the summer of 2015, hundreds of teenagers and adults will come to Rush County to perform minor home repairs for the elderly,

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv081914-guffey guilty pic Jury convicts Arlington man of aggravated battery Following a three day trial in the Rush Circuit Court, the jury found William P. Guffey, 44, of Arlington, guilty of aggravated battery, a Class B felony, battery on a law enforcement officer, a Class D felony, resisting law enforcement, a Class D fe

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo