Deadly Saturday Night
Two Crashes - Three Dead.
It was a deadly night of travel in Johnson County. Sheriff's Deputy
Andrew J. Barnhart (pictured above) directs motorists around a two-car double
fatality crash on Saturday night in White River Township. The crash
occurred at Bluff Road and State Road 37 when a passenger car failed to yield
the right of way to a van traveling on State Road 37. The driver of the
passenger car and an occupant of the van were both killed in the crash.
One other occupant was transported to an Indianapolis hospital. The crash
is still under investigation, but a Sheriff's Fatal Crash Investigator on the
scene noted that at least one of the deceased victims did not appear to be wearing a seat
Simultaneously, another crash was reported on Whiteland Road at County Road
725W, also in White River Township. Upon arriving on the scene, that crash
was also determined to be a separate fatality crash. The Indiana State
Police was summonsed to assist with the second fatality scene since regular
service calls, disturbances, and other incidents continued to stream from the
Sheriff's Dispatch Center and many Deputies were tied up at the initial scene.
The Sheriff's Office wishes to remind all drivers to make sure that all of
the occupants of their vehicle are buckled up. Seat belts often save lives
when you are involved in a serious collision. More information about the
crashes will be released when the Crash Investigators are completed with their