Complete Indiana accident reports and news.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Fort Wayne area authorities have identified a speeding motorcyclist who died in a fiery crash with a pickup truck while doing a wheelie.

The Allen County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that Christopher Burcham of Fort Wayne died Tuesday from blunt force trauma. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A Clarksville woman has been identified as the victim of a deadly moped accident Saturday night in Jeffersonville.

According to Detective Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department, Jessica Hartsfield, 22, was hit head-on by a truck while trying to turn left from Middle Road onto Allison Lane. Officers are interviewing witnesses to determine who had the right-of-way at the traffic light.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A Clarksville woman has been identified as the victim of a deadly moped accident Saturday night in Jeffersonville.

According to Detective Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department, Jessica Cullen, 22, was hit head-on by a truck while trying to turn left from Middle Road onto Allison Lane. Officers are interviewing witnesses to determine who had the right-of-way at the traffic light.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Jennings County Sheriff's Office says a woman was pronounced dead after she was pulled from a submerged SUV just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a press release, 54-year-old Debra Shelton was driving her Ford Explorer on State Road 7 as she slowed for a turning vehicle. Sherriff's deputies say she was struck from behind by another SUV.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ind. -

An 18-year-old woman from Columbus was killed in a crash just before noon Tuesday.

It happened on Deaver Rd. between County Roads 50 W and 150 W.

Columbus Police and Fire crews found a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue that struck a utility pole on the south side of the road. The driver, 18-year-old Taylor Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters used extrication equipment to free Compton from the car.

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Monday, July 21, 2014
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A man driving a dump truck is killed after losing control on State Road 56 near French Lick.

Troopers say 28-year-old Gared Allen was heading east on S.R. 56, when he drove off the edge of French Lick Hill, overturned, and hit a tree.

Authorities say Allen wasn't wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. S.R. 56 was closed for nearly five hours.

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Police are looking for the family of a man who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Clark County early Friday.

It happened on Interstate 265 near the Tenth Street exit in Jeffersonville, in a construction zone. That's when police say they received a call about a man walking along the interstate. A state trooper from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg was in the process of searching for the man when a semi truck in front of him hit the brakes and pulled over.

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Monday, July 14, 2014
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Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on I-70 in Putnam County on Monday.

The driver was Robert P. Deakin, age 46, of Avon, Indiana. The coroner found the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

The crash occurred at around 12:36 pm Monday in the westbound lanes on I-70 near the 30 mile marker. Indiana State Police say traffic was slowing down for a construction zone and moving into the right lane.

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Friday, June 6, 2014
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A second teen caught over the weekend in the turbulent waters of a dam near Edinburgh has died.

Michael Chadbourne, 16, died Monday, according to the Marion County coroner's office.

Jason Moran also died after he, Chadbourne and two other teens tried to come to the aid of Sarah McLevish, who got swept below part of the dam on the Big Blue River on Friday while the five teens were swimming.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
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A teenager killed on Saturday in an off-road vehicle crash has been identified.

The victim was 17-year-old Chase Brannon, according to Harrison County Deputy Coroner Tracey Kinslow. Police said Brannon was a passenger in the vehicle when it ran off the west side of Tee Road around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, hit a tree, causing the vehicle to flip and hit a second tree.

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