Spencer County Wreck Claims Life of 61-Year-Old

Spencer County Wreck Claims Life of 61-Year-Old


An accident in Spencer County has claimed the life of a 61-Year-Old Indianapolis man.

Dead is Phillip Everett Brown, Jr., 61, 5105 Knollton Road. He was driving a 2016 Honda. 

Injured in the accident was Ronald Wayne Harper Jr., 27, 
1231 Main Street, Tell City. He was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer.

Shortly after 5:00 AM CST, the Honda SUV was traveling eastbound on SR66 near Old Lamar Hwy in Spencer County.

For unknown reasons the Honda drove off of the roadway, overcorrected and traveled left of center into the path of a Spencer County Deputy driving westbound.

The vehicles collided in the westbound lane.

Brown was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Harper was transported to an Owensboro Hospital for treatment then flown to a Louisville Hospital for further treatment.

Harper’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in this crash.

Assisting at the scene were: The Spencer County Sheriffs Department, Perry County Sheriffs Department, Spencer County Coroners Office, Chrisney Volunteer Fire Department, Grandview Fire Department, New Boston Fire Department, Spencer County EMS and INDOT.