A two vehicle crash Wednesday morning on US231 near Boggs Lake claimed the lives of two local men.

At 8:20 A.M. this morning, 60-year-old Kevin Sears of Odon was northbound on US231, when for an unknown reason, his 2002 Honda Civic veered into the southbound lane near County Road 700 North. 

The Honda pulled directly into the path of a 2008 Dodge Avenger, driven by 29-year-old Zachary Greene of Loogootee.  Sears’s Honda struck Greene’s Stratus, coming to a stop almost immediately.

Sears was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Martin County Coroner. 

Greene and his front seat passenger were both transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. 

The passenger was transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Notification of his passing to family is still pending.  Greene was being treated for injuries to his legs and ankle.

All three vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by ISP crash reconstructionists. 

The State Police was assisted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Loogootee Fire Department, and Southwest Medical (Martin County EMS).