One dead, one arrested following accident PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at approximately 8:48 p.m., deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to State Road 39 near the intersection of Power Line Road regarding a motor vehicle crash.

Deputies learned during their investigation and witness statements, a blue, 2000 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jerry Elliott, 52, of Salem, had been traveling south on State Road 39.

A press release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said that Elliott lost control of the vehicle, striking an embankment on the west side of the roadway, coming to rest on its top.

Passenger Imogene Hall, 55 of Crothersville, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Elliott was transported to St. Vincent-Salem Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. He was then transported to the Washington County Detention Center and processed on alcohol related charges.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Washington County EMS, Gibson Township Fire Department, Salem Fire Department, Wilcox Towing and the Washington County Coroner’s Office.

Deputy Brad Naugle was the investigating officer.