image
  • 2014GOP-Schalk, Seelye, Claypool
  • 2014obama
  • Faith-Ingle-Smith 3
  • Faith-Ingle-Smith 2
  • Faith-Ingle-Smith 1
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:09 AM
Issue of October 22, 2014
print
Print
email
Email Link
Comment
Feedback
share
Share

Man dies in single-vehicle crash


December 04, 2013 | 11:16 AM

A Marengo man died last Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash near Milltown.

Loren F. Hughes, 82, was traveling east on S.R. 64 when he ran off the north side of the road, traveled approximately 110 feet and struck a tree and a rock wall near Main Road just after 4 p.m., according to Officer J. Harrell of the Harrison County Sheriff's Dept. Hughes' pick-up truck landed on its passenger side.

A witness who had been following Hughes in Crawford County then into Harrison County minutes before the crash told police that Hughes had not been swerving or showing any signs of erratic driving prior to the crash. However, soon after entering Harrison County, Hughes' vehicle drifted across the center line and went off the road. Harrell said there were no skid or brake marks to indicate that Hughes had tried to stop before running off the road.

Hughes, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Harrison County Coroner Rusty Sizemore said Hughes had a pacemaker and may have suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

Assisting at the scene were Harrison County Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Ramsey Volunteer Fire Dept.

Hughes' funeral was Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Milltown.

2014 GOP-Seelye
2014GOP-Don't Get Tricked
Debby Broughton
Alberto's Italian Restaurant
2014GOP-Jim Klinstiver
Riggs Towing
Barbara Shaw
Best Built
Schuler Bauer Real Estate
Corydon Instant Print
RSS Feed
S M T W T F S
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031



Corydon Democrat, 301 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon, IN 47112 1-812-738-2211 email