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December 3, 2013

Crash claims life of Jennings County woman

Greensburg — WESTPORT – The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD) is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Monday night in rural Decatur County.

According to a press release from Sheriff Greg Allen, the DCSD received a call from a homeowner at 7712 West County Road 480 South at approximately 9 p.m. Monday.

The homeowner stated he was chasing a vehicle from his home due to the occupants of the vehicle having allegedly trespassed on his property. The suspects’ vehicle was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed and disregarding traffic signs, according to the caller.

The homeowner also reported the suspects were pointing a rifle out of the passenger window at him. Westport Town Marshal Joe Talkington observed the suspects’ vehicle and attempted to stop it by blocking the roadway at the intersection of County Road 1100 South and County Road 700 West.

The vehicle failed to stop, driving into the ditch to avoid the Marshal, and proceeded southbound on County Road 700 West at a high rate of speed. The vehicle disregarded the stop at the intersection of State Road 3 and continued southbound on County Road 700 West.

At that point, Marshal Talkington lost sight of the vehicle but continued southbound in an attempt to locate it.

Approximately one minute later, Decatur County Dispatch received an emergency call from a local resident reported the vehicle had crashed in front of his house, approximately one mile south of State Road 3.

Talkington arrived at the scene shortly after the 911 call and called for emergency medical assistance.

The vehicle involved, a 2009 Honda passenger car, ran off the right-hand side of the roadway after cresting a hill, struck a utility pole and rock ditch, then rolled over several times into a field.  Both occupants of the vehicle, later identified as Brooklyn N. Murray, 22, and Steven D. Fletcher, 31, both of Jennings County, were ejected.

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