Double fatality in Bartholomew County

from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department –

On August 9, 2021, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office received a report involving a two-vehicle collision with injuries and entrapment.

Upon arrival, it was determined there was one fatality and one victim entrapped in the same vehicle. The entrapped occupant was removed and transported to Columbus Regional Hospital via ambulance and later succumbed to her injuries.

The other involved driver was injured and transported to Columbus Regional Hospital as well and his condition is unknown at this time.

East 25th Street was shutdown both directions for approximately four hours while an accident reconstruction was conducted from both the Indiana State Police and Columbus Police Department.

The accident is still under investigation. The identities of the deceased will not be released at this time.

Assisting Deputies: Deputy Dayan Smith, Deputy Jon Lanning, Sheriff Matt Myers, Major Chris Lane, Capt. Dave Steinkoenig, Sgt. Justin Arnholt, Deputy Robert Cooper, Deputy Dustin Newland, Deputy Ryland Fluhr and Deputy Teancum Clark

Assisting Agencies: Indiana State Police, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Township Fire Department, Clay Township Fire Department and Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the responding agencies. These incidents require a large response and specialized training. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, please exercise caution on the roadways,” said Major Chris Lane. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.”

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