Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


December 22, 2012

Woman killed in crash on Old 421

Greensburg — A Decatur County woman was killed in a single vehicle crash on Old U.S. Highway 421 Friday afternoon.

According to reports from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Sheri Ray, 48, was northbound on Old U.S. Highway 421 shortly after 4 p.m., when her 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the roadway on the west side, struck a private drive and a culvert, then flipped upside-down.

Investigators believe Ray was killed instantly.

The crash occurred south of St. Omar.

The driver’s 16-year-old daughter occupied the front passenger seat, but she suffered only minor abrasions in the accident. She was transported from the scene by ambulance to Decatur County Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Investigators have initially attributed the cause of the accident to slick roads.

Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Fasnaught arrived at the scene moments after numerous emergency calls concerning the accident were received by the Sheriff’s Department. The Greensburg Fire Department, St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur County EMS and Decatur County Coroner were also at the scene. Passersby were on the scene when emergency responders arrived. Ray’s daughter was able to exit the vehicle on her own.

The fatal crash was one of 13 different vehicle accidents responded to by the Sheriff’s Department Friday. Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said the majority of those accidents involved slide-offs due to hazardous road conditions throughout the county. Those accidents did not result in serious injuries.

The multitude of accidents prompted Sheriff Allen to urge motorists to exercise care in their travels during icy conditions.

“Pay attention to the weather, slow your speed and use caution,” Allen said. “Once you lose control, you’re at the mercy of gravity to stop you.”

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056

Text Only
  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb041814-edc job fair - pic2 Employers, jobseekers, meet at Job Fair GREENSBURG -- Twenty-eight prospective employers attended the annual Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Job Fair Thursday, and plenty of Decatur Countians came out for a look at the work on offer. By 5:15 p.m., in fact,

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Low blood sugar? Grouchy spouses Serious discussions between spouses shouldn't take place on an empty stomach, a study suggests. Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research relea

    April 18, 2014

  • IUPUC student research to be showcased COLUMBUS -- The Office of Student Research will host its fourth annual student research exhibition from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The event will showcase findings from 11 funded projects completed at Indiana University-Purdue University Colum

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-Intl night pic- page 1 Homemakers’ International Night features Indonesia GREENSBURG - Two clubs from the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association collaborated to host International Night recently, where the country of Indonesia was the focus of the evening. The Kitchen Kookies and the Twilighters are the two clubs respons

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SR 3 widening with traffic shift NORTH VERNON -- The Indiana Department of Transportation will shift traffic Monday as a second State Road 3 construction project gets underway at North Vernon. The state is widening S.R. 3 from JFK Drive to CR 300 North (at the bypass) to accommodat

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-united fund pic- United Fund considers future community investments GREENSBURG - The Decatur County United Fund plays a significant role in mobilizing the community to develop and maintain resources to meet human needs by supporting programs and services addressing education, income and health in the community. Recen

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041814-Airport fuel pic- page 1 Airport jet fuel tank gets replacement, upgrade GREENSBURG - The Greensburg Municipal Airport replaced its outdated jet fuel tank with a new, upgraded version Thursday afternoon. The Daily News spoke with Aviation Board Vice President Bill Ernstes to learn more about the new tank and why the airpo

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SB138 could level the playing field for victims GREENSBURG -- For New Directions Domestic Abuse Services Center Executive Director Diane Moore, the recent signing of Senate Bill 138 into law by Governor Mike Pence is something akin to a Godsend. According to the 2014 Indiana General Assembly websi

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
SmugMug Photo Galleries

Share your photos with us!

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.