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Indiana State Trooper OK After Deer Lands In Car

Oct 27, 2019

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state trooper had an unwanted passenger: A deer crashed through the windshield of a patrol car.

A state police spokesman says Trooper A.J. Repass was "doing well" after the collision early Saturday. But Sgt. Brian Walker on Twitter says Repass' car is "definitely going to need a cleaning."

The crash occurred near Bluffton in Wells County, 25 miles south of Fort Wayne. Walker says drivers need to keep an eye on deer at this time of year.

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ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The trial is underway for  an Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus.

Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash. She has pleaded not guilty .

Prosecutors and attorneys began selecting jurors Tuesday in the 24-year-old woman's trial in Fulton County.

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A New Carlisle homeowner awoke to find wreckage on their property Sunday morning. Police found the body of the driver 60 feet away.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 38-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala will serve the additional time after he completes a 16-year state sentence handed down last September for the February 2018 crash that killed Jackson and 54-year-old Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe of Avon.

Crash Spills Cocoa And Batteries On I-94 In Indiana

Jun 14, 2019
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BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — A crash involving two semi-trucks closed a stretch of freeway in northwestern Indiana and scattered cargo including cocoa powder and batteries.

No one was injured in the early Friday crash along eastbound Interstate 94 in Burns Harbor.

UPDATE: Elkhart P.D. Cleared In Pursuit That Ended In Suspect Driver's Death

Jun 9, 2019
Elkhart Police Dept. via Facebook

UPDATE:

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared northern Indiana police in the June car crash death of a man who was fleeing from officers.

Elkhart County's prosecutor said Monday investigators determined that officers did not engage in reckless behavior by chasing 31-year-old Michael Mattox and that the Elkhart man had caused his own death while fleeing police at speeds of up to 90 mph.

Prosecutor Vicki Elaine Becker says she determined Mattox's death resulted directly from his impaired and reckless driving and refusal to stop for police.

Elkhart officers were dispatched on June 9 to help a screaming woman. A man later identified as Mattox was seen leaving the area in sport-utility vehicle, prompting the police pursuit that ended with Mattox's fatal crash.

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Elkhart Police just released this information about an early morning police pursuit:

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A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is en route to Rochester to investigate a crash that killed three siblings and injured another boy as they were boarding their school bus.

The children were crossing from a mobile home park to board their Tippecanoe Valley school bus on Tuesday morning when a pickup truck hit them.

This Halloween will mark the 20th anniversary of the crash of a commuter plane en route to Chicago from Indianapolis. All 68 people on board were killed.

A family remembers their loved ones, one year after a semi-truck crash on I-65 in Jasper County that killed seven members of their family, but they are horrified that the County Prosecutor chose not to press charges against the truck driver.

Two westbound lanes are closed on the Indiana Toll Road following an accident involving two semi trucks and a handful of vehicles.