Today, August 24, 2021, the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash in rural Ohio County, Indiana that resulted in the death of a Rising Sun, Indiana man.
The initial investigation by Trooper Jacob Tolle indicated that a red 2018 Polaris Ranger UTV driven by Leo Philpot, age 63, Vevay, Indiana was traveling westbound on Salem Ridge Road, east of Poor House Hill Road.
A silver 2018 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Alexander Lynn, age 35, Vevay, Indiana was traveling westbound on Salem Ridge Road, approaching Philpot’s vehicle from behind.
Philpot attempted to make a left turn into a field.
Lynn’s vehicle entered the eastbound lane to pass Philpot’s vehicle. Lynn’s vehicle collided with the rear of Philpot’s vehicle, pushing it off the south side of the road, causing it to overturn.
A passenger in Philpot’s vehicle, Brandon Foutty, age 34, Rising Sun, Indiana was partially ejected from the vehicle during the collision.
Foutty was transported to a Dearborn County hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.
Philpot was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Lynn was not injured in the crash.
Toxicology results on the drivers involved in the crash are pending at this time.
Brandon Foutty’s family has been notified.
The Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team was assisted by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Rising Sun Fire Department, Dearborn County Coroner’s Office, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service.