An Indiana State Police trooper suffered minor injuries Nov. 3 when his vehicle was struck while on a traffic stop on U.S. 421 south of Versailles, said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, ISP Versailles District public information officer.
At about 9:45 a.m., Senior Trooper Kyle Black conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Dodge Caravan being driven by Barbara Matis, 48, Madison, on U.S. 421 northbound near County Road 750 South. Black’s unmarked vehicle was positioned behind Matis’ van on the road’s shoulder with his emergency lights activated.
A 2013 Chevrolet Traverse being driven by Mary Ann Holman, 77, Holton, was traveling northbound on U.S. 421 collided with the rear of the trooper’s vehicle, which was then pushed into Matis’ vehicle.
Debris from Holman’s SUV struck Black, who was standing outside of his vehicle. He sustained a leg injury and was transported to Margaret Mary Health, where he was treated and released. Holman was transported to King’s Daughters’ Health, Madison, to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. Matis complained of pain, but declined to be transported for further medical treatment.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Matt Holley, ISP Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team.
Indiana State Police were assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Ripley County EMS and Versailles and New Marion fire departments.