A two-vehicle crash occurred in Ripley County near Versailles on US 421.
On June 14, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm an Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to a report on an injury crash involving two vehicles on US 421 south of County Road 1050 South in Ripley County.
Trooper Andrew Garrett arrived to find a 2016 Kia Soul and a 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage in the east ditch of US 421. The preliminary investigation by Garrett shows that the Kia Soul was traveling southbound and was attempting to pass another vehicle. The Kia Soul was driven by Shannon Hubbard, age 50 of Pekin Indiana. The Mitsubishi Mirage was traveling northbound and could not avoid a collision with the Kia Soul, which was in the northbound lane. The Mitsubishi Mirage was driven by Henry Finney, age 21 of Madison Indiana.
Henry Finney was transported, via ambulance, to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison where he succumbed to his injuries. Shannon Hubbard was also transported, via ambulance, to King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Ms. Hubbard was then transported, via lifeline helicopter, to The University of Cincinnati Hospital. Ms. Hubbard was in serious but stable condition.
It is believed that both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Drugs and or alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. Improper passing and traveling at a high rate of speed are believed to be contributing factors to the crash.
The investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending at this time.
Trooper Garrett was assisted at the scene by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Ripley County EMS, King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS, Versailles Fire Department, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service.