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Four Injured in Ripley County Crash

Friday, May 10th, 2019 5:54am

By Sgt. Stephen Wheeles Public Information Officer

US 421 was closed for nearly four hours

Indiana State Police responded to a three vehicle personal injury crash on US 421 yesterday afternoon near Hasmer Hill Road that resulted in four people in two separate vehicles being airlifted to Cincinnati area hospitals with serious injuries.


The initial investigation indicated that a 2008 GMC SUV being driven by Natashia J. Peters, age 23, Lawrenceburg, IN was traveling southbound on US 421 near Hasmer Hill Road.  Peters’ vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound 2015 International truck being driven by Brian E. Johnson, age 44, Osgood, IN.  Johnson was able to take evasive action and drove off the road to avoid Peters’ vehicle.  A northbound 2003 Ford van, being driven by Brandon D. Yeary, age 24, Indianapolis, IN was traveling northbound behind Johnson’s vehicle.  Yeary’s vehicle was unable to avoid Peters’ vehicle.  The vehicles collided head on in the northbound lanes of US 421.

Peters was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  A small child in her vehicle (approximately three years of age) was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Yeary was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  A passenger in Yeary’s vehicle, Terry L. Dykes, age 33, Indianapolis, IN was transported by ambulance to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, IN before being airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Johnson was not injured.

Toxicology results on the drivers are pending at this time.  The investigation is ongoing.

US 421 was closed for nearly four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

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