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[ISP] Bluffton Man Dies in Rush County Crash
Start Date: 4/28/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/28/2014
Entry Description
Rush County – A Bluffton, Indiana man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rush County Coroner after the car he was driving drove left of center and struck two other vehicles south of Rushville.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Eric Downey shows that a white 2000 Saturn sedan, driven by Jed D. Olvey, age 63 of Bluffton, was north bound on State Road 3, just south of CR 200 South around 12 noon today when it drove left of center and under the trailer of a passing south bound semi tractor pulling a box trailer.

The Saturn struck the rear wheels of the trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer, Jonathon E. Stivers, age 51 of Bardstown, KY, was uninjured. The semi trailer ran up and over the Saturn, which continued north in the south bound lane. The car was then struck a second time by a 2011 Ford Expedition that had been following the semi.

The driver of the Ford Expedition, Robert Puckett, age 52 of Manilla, Indiana, was treated and released at Rush County Memorial Hospital for a hand injury. It is unknown at this time why the Saturn drove left of center. State Road 3 was closed for over four hours at the scene while officers conducted the investigation.

Trooper Downey was assisted at the scene by the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, Rushville Police Department and the Rush County Coroner.
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. John Bowling
Phone: 765-778-2121
Email: jbowling@isp.in.gov
Rush Co. crash
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