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Yesterday, at approximately 9:00 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on State Road 258, just west of Seymour, that resulted in the death of a Vallonia, Indiana man.

The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a red 2001 Chevrolet truck, being driven by Lamar Anderson, age 61, Vallonia, Indiana was traveling westbound on State Road 258 near the White River Bridge, just west of Seymour, Indiana. 

For an unknown reason, Anderson’s vehicle left the north side of the roadway. 

The vehicle struck a guardrail before coming to rest facing eastbound in the westbound lane of State Road 258.  Anderson’s vehicle was then struck head on by a westbound silver 2014 Buick SUV, being driven by Elizabeth Helwig, age 70, Seymour, Indiana.

Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

As a result of the collision, Anderson sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.  Helwig was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Toxicology results on both drivers are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.

Lamar Anderson’s family has been notified.

Trp. Holley was assisted by Trp. David Owsley, Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Seymour Police Department, Seymour Fire Department, Hamilton Township Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, and Jackson County Coroner’s Office.