A fatal accident occurred in Washington County this morning (Wednesday) at 5:58a at the intersection of US 150 and State Road 66 in Washington County.


According to Lt. Ryan Larrimore, Donald R. Harris, 55, of New Salisbury, died at the scene.

Larrimore said William Sizemore, 58, of Paoli was driving east on US 150 when a deer ran into his lane.

Sizemore stated he struck the deer with his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, knocking it into Harris’ path. Harris was traveling westbound and struck the deer with his 1990 Chevy truck.

Larrimore said the deer entered Harris’ front windshield and killed him instantly.

Harris’s vehicle continued traveling west approx. 650 feet where it left the north side of US 150. It crashed through a woven wire fence and stopped approx. 100 feet north of US 150 in a field.

Sheriff Claude Combs, Chief Deputy Roger Newlon, Deputy Jack Jefferies, Washington County EMS, Posey Township VFD and the Washington County Coroner’s office all responded to the scene.