From Local SourcesCRAWFORD COUNTY -- Yesterday, Indiana State Troopers from the Jasper & Sellersburg Posts, responded to State Road 37, near Governors Trace Road, for a two vehicle accident.
(Deceased)-Driver: Eric A Allen, 41, Lamar IN
Vehicle: Maroon, 2001, Ford, F-150 pickup truck
Driver: Randall Thewes, 58, Celestine
Vehicle: Red, 2018, Kentworth, dump tuck
Shortly after noon yesterday, both vehicles collided head-on with each other, causing extensive damage to each vehicle.
Master Trooper Kelly Hammond, English Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Benham and his Fire Fighters/ First Responders, along with Crawford County EMS were among the first to the scene.
Crawford County Coroner Christopher A. Brown, responded a short time later and pronounced Allen deceased.
Thewes, was transported via ambulance to the Perry County Hospital, were he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers quickly implemented a traffic pattern to keep traffic flowing but did stop all traffic momentarily out of respect for the deceased and his family when he was moved.
An autopsy was completed yesterday and results are expected within 2 weeks.
The crash is still under investigation by Indiana State Police Detective/ Accident Reconstructionists Joshua Greer.