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February 15, 2014

Greensburg Officer suffers minor injuries in crash

GREENSBURG – A Greensburg Police Officer suffered minor injuries when he and another driver collided at the intersection of U.S. Highway 421 North and State Road 3 Friday afternoon.

Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said Greensburg Police Captain Fred Huser was northbound in his patrol car on Highway 421 North with his lights and sirens activated, approaching the intersection at State Road 3, when he collided with a westbound vehicle.

The collision resulted in front-end damage to Huser’s patrol car and caused the airbags to deploy. The veteran police captain was taken by ambulance to Decatur County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The westbound vehicle, a 2000 Ford Fusion driven by David Curnutte, 58, of Batavia, Ohio, was struck near the rear driver’s side door and was forced approximately100 yards from the intersection upon impact. Curnutte also suffered minor injuries and was transported to DCMH by ambulance, treated and released.

Huser’s car came to rest just north of the intersection. The sheriff said the vehicle did not sustain significant damage.

Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Rohr is investigating the accident. Sheriff Allen said investigators do not believe Friday’s afternoon snowfall was a factor in the crash. Huser was responding to an emergency call when the accident occurred.

Allen encouraged motorists to pay close attention for approaching emergency vehicles when crossing intersections. The accident slowed traffic in the busy area for several minutes while debris clean-up took place.

In addition to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, the Greensburg Fire Department, Greensburg Police Department and Decatur County EMS assisted at the scene.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056; brent.brown@greensburgdailynews.com

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