Greensburg man dies as a result of a two vehicle crash in Batesville


An early Thursday morning traffic accident in Batesville has claimed the life of a Greensburg, Indiana man.

Officers with the Batesville Police Department responded to the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 229 at around 7:52 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that Barbara Bridgewater, age 69 of Greensburg, Indiana, was traveling southbound on State Road 229 attempting to turn eastbound onto State Road 46 operating a 2015 Ford passenger car. A 1996 Buick passenger car driven by James Seibel, age 70, also of Greensburg, Indiana, was traveling North on State Road 229 crossing through the intersection with State Road 46 when the collision between the two vehicles occurred.

James Seibel was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville initially and later transferred to the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where he
succumbed to his injuries.

Barbara Bridgewater was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital for minor injuries.

The accident is currently under further investigation by Batesville Officer Trevor Comer. Officer Comer was assisted at the scene by Chief Stan Holt along with the Batesville Fire Department & EMS.

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