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Weather may be to blame for fatality

Weather may be to blame for fatality
Weather may be to blame for fatality
Paul M. Nelson

A Corydon man died Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash the previous evening.
Paul M. Nelson, 59, was traveling west on S.R. 62 when his Ford Ranger pickup slid off the road as it came around a curve. Police said, according to witnesses, the pickup went down an embankment and flipped several times before coming to rest on its top.
The crash happened at 6:55 p.m. near Turley Road east of Corydon.
Officer Elizabeth Stinson of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said there had been snow and freezing rain Saturday evening, which made roadways slick.
Nelson was taken to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, then transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, where he died at 3:41 p.m. Sunday.
Kentucky Deputy Coroner Joanne Farmer told Stinson that Nelson died from a closed head trauma.
Nelson, born July 24, 1949, was the son of Frank and Doris Schwartz Nelson.
He had worked as service manager at Pep Boys Automotive in Louisville, was previously a service manager at Jim O’Neal Ford in Sellersburg and D-Patrick Autoplex in Evansville and was a six-year infantry veteran of the Marine Corps. He was a lifelong Boy Scout who was active in the Buffalo Trace Council and served as Scoutmaster of Troop 336 and was a member of Old North Methodist Church while living in Evansville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Nelson.
Survivors besides his parents include his wife of 39 years, Debbie Nelson; two daughters, Julie Nelson of Louisville and Karen Nelson of Corydon; two sons, Keith Nelson of Washington, D.C., and Brett Nelson of Cabin John, Md.; two sisters, Sarah Hughes and Martha Zickefoose, both of Evansville; a brother, James Nelson of Evansville; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 26, after noon at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville.
The funeral will be Thursday, Feb 26, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Boy Scouts of America, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47715.