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Sunday crash kills one, injures another

A New Lisbon man is dead following a two-vehicle collision Sunday on Ind. 38 west of New Castle.

A two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at Ind. 38 and County Road 300 W. claimed the life of a New Lisbon man and sent his passenger to the hospital.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Henry County deputies and Indiana State Trooper Mark Hanna responded to Ind. 38 at CR 300 W. to find a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, which had been pulling a horse trailer, off the north side of Ind. 38, and a Buick Rendezvous on the south edge of Ind. 38 approximately 300 feet east of CR 300 W.

The preliminary investigation by Hanna has determined the eastbound Buick Rendezvous, driven by Paul Young, 49, New Lisbon, drove left of center for an unknown reason and side-swiped the westbound Dodge Ram driven by James Wicker, 51, Straughn. The front driver side of the Rendezvous then impacted the horse trailer being pulled by the truck.

Young was transported from the scene by Henry County EMS, but later succumbed to his injuries at Henry Community Health Hospital.

Young’s passenger, Lindy Gayle Goodson, 43, New Lisbon, was asleep in the front seat of the Buick Rendezvous at the time of the collision. Goodson was transported to Henry Community Health with non-life threatening injuries.

Wicker and his passenger, Paula Brown Gardner, 46, Greenfield, were treated at the scene for minor non-life threatening injuries.

The crash closed Ind. 38 for more than four hours as officers investigated the crash.

Trooper Hanna was assisted in his investigation by additional Indiana State Troopers, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County EMS and the Cadiz-Harrison Township Fire Department.

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