Crash Involving a Daviess County Deputy Injures Two

Crash Involving a Daviess County Deputy Injures Two

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A Tuesday morning crash in Daviess County between involving a Daviess County Deputy Sheriff left both drivers injured.

At 7:02 A.M., Terry D. Shafer, 58, Plainfield, was southbound on State Road 57 in his white 2002 Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

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After passing County Road 575 North, Shafer stopped to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of Myers Transportation Services and Farm, 5668 North State Road 57, Washington.

While waiting on a northbound vehicle to pass, Shafer was rear-ended by Daviess County Sheriff’s Department Major Steven R. Cox, 59, Washington, who was southbound on State Road 57 in his department issued gray 2008 Chevrolet Suburban. The impact pushed both Shafer and Cox’s vehicles off of the east side of the roadway.

Shafer and Cox both suffered injuries as a result of the crash; Shafer was taken to Daviess Community Hospital in Washington for treatment of cuts to his face, while Cox was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes and later Louisville, KY for treatment of a broken arm and cuts and abrasions.

The crash remains under investigation. Investigating Officer was Master Trooper Eric Nash, ISP and Assisting Agency was the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department