|Accident in Floyd County causes fatalities|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00|
An accident at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on State Road 111 in Floyd County claimed the life of two men, Tomas Fung of Ninevah, Ind. And Jordan Burris, 26, of Indianapolis.
According to a press release by the Floyd County Sher riff's Department, Fung, 26, was the driver of a black Dodge Neon that was traveling south on 111 when it crossed the center dividing line.
The report states that the Neon struck a northbound Toyota Camry and continued south where it left the east side of the roadway striking a tree.
Two additional passengers in the Neon, Jeff Dees, 26 and Jordan Andrews, 23, both of Indianapolis, were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with what the press release classified as serious injuries.
Both Dees and Andrews were ejected from the vehicle.
The driver of the Toyota Camry, Jan Paran, 66, of Louisville, was not injured and was cleared by EMS at the scene, according to the press release.
The Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office Combined Accident Reconstruction Team (CART) was called to the scene to assist with the investigation. CART was formed in July 2007 by Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson to investigate all crashes involving fatalities or crashes resulting in serious bodily injury that may result in criminal charges.
Team Members have additional training in crash reconstruction and scene diagramming and are drawn from the Floyd County, New Albany, and Indiana State Police Departments.
State Road 111 was closed between Seven Mile Lane and the Horseshoe Casino for nearly four hours for on-scene investigation and clean-up.
The crash is still under investigation and that will show if speed and/or alcohol were a factor, the report said.
Assisting agencies were, Floyd County Sher riff's Department, New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, New Chapel Fire Department, Yellow Ambulance, Stat-Care Air Ambulance and the Floyd County Coroner.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:36|