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Sunday crash kills county man

A 69-year-old Harrison County man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Sunday afternoon.

John Poole, of Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a crash report from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., Poole was not wearing a seat belt.

Poole’s two juvenile granddaughters were both injured in the crash. They were transported to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, Alison Rodgers, 39, of New Salisbury, was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. She and her juvenile son were transported to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The crash was reported at 3:54 p.m. and occurred on Corydon-Ramsey Road near the intersection of Pennington Chapel Road. It was raining at the time of the incident.

Rodgers told police she was northbound when Poole, driving a 2009 white Nissan Versa southbound, crossed the center line. She said she braked and swerved but was unable to avoid a collision. The impact spun her 2004 black Nissan Sentra around and it came to rest on the east side of the road, facing south.

Poole’s vehicle slid off the west side of the road, rolling over at least once before coming to rest facing west in a ditch.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation pending crash reconstruction analysis by the sheriff’s department.

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