Failure to Observe Stop Sign Results in a Single Vehicle Accident 

Failure to Observe Stop Sign Results in a Single Vehicle Accident 


March 25, 2020, at approximately 7:04 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and Sullivan City Police Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 54 at South Section Street in the city of Sullivan, which injured one individual.

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Tom Hanks revealed Genevieve Stone, 70, of Linton, Indiana, was driving a 2003 Buick westbound on State Road 54 and failed to observe a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 54 and South Section Street. Stone’s vehicle ran off the roadway striking several trees and an electrical box. 

The vehicle came to a rest in a ditch approximately sixty feet off the roadway in a wooded area.  Power to the south side of Sullivan was shut down temporarily until Duke Energy could make proper repairs. 

The investigation revealed that Stone failed to observe the stop sign due to a preexisting medical condition.

Stone was transported to Union Hospital due to minor injuries received from the accident.  Master Trooper Hanks stated, “It is believed that seatbelt usage greatly reduced injuries in this accident”.

Assisting:  Sergeant Brent Robinson of the Indiana State Police, Sullivan City Police Officer Rob Smith, Sullivan City Ambulance Service medic 1, Duke Energy and Recovery Plus.