Fredericksburg man killed in crash PDF Print E-mail

Wade Stephenson, 42, Fredericksburg, was air lifted to University of Louisville Hospital early Thursday (July 23, 2015) morning and pronounced dead a short time later following an accident.


According to a press release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department emergency workers were dispatched to the intersection of Posey Chapel Road and Kansas Church Road at approximately 8:44 a.m. Thursday

The release said a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Jared Portukalian, 19, Orleans, was headed East on Posey Chapel Road and traveled through the intersection at Kansas Church Road into the path of a North-bound vehicle.

The north-bound vehicle was a 1999 Subaru wagon driven by Stephenson.

According to the sheriff’s department Portukalian was not injured in the crash.

Deputy James Strange, Sheriff Roger Newlon and Indiana State Police Trooper Travis Baker are the investigating officers.

Washington County EMS, ISP and the Salem Fire Department also assisted on the scene.

The Indiana State Police reconstructionist were also called to the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.