The report of a two-vehicle accident resulted in multiple emergency units responding to the 6000 block of East SR 44 shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Once on the scene, they found the state road littered by the vehicles involved. According to investigating officer Rush County Deputy Matt Hedrick, a 2003 Kia driven by 25-year-old Rushville resident Diamond L. Frazee was southbound on CR 600 when as she approach SR 44 and attempted to come to a stop. Her breaks failed and she entered the state road and struck an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Benjamin G. Watts, 53, of Connersville.

Neither driver, or a front seat passenger in the Connersville man’s vehicle, was injured and after checked by medical personnel from the RFD Ambulance, they were released.

Both vehicles were rendered inoperable as a result of the collision and were towed from the scene. As a result of the investigation and clean-up process, SR 44 was reduced to a single lane for nearly 40 minutes before being reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

Assisting at the accident scene were multiple units from the RCSD, the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department, RFD Ambulance and Davis Towing.

Contact: or (765) 932 – 2222 x106.

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