Police and other emergency personnel work at the scene of Friday’s fatal traffic accident near Green Acres.—Staff Photos by Bryce Mayer
A Scipio man died when the sports utility vehicle he was driving collided with a dump truck in the Green Acres area Friday morning. His wife suffered serious injuries.
According to Indiana State Police, Justin T. Spears, 24, was driving a 2010 Kia Sportage southbound on County Road 700 West/Green Acres Road and entered State Road 7 into the path of a northbound 2000 Mack dump truck driven by Levi G. Horton, 24, of Seymour shortly after 8 a.m.
Horton attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid Spears' vehicle. Horton's truck, owned by St. John Trucking, collided with the driver side of Spears' vehicle.
As a result of the collision, Spears sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jennings County Deputy Coroner Alden Rudicel.
A passenger in Spears' vehicle, Kaitlyn M. Lord, 18, Spear's wife, suffered serious injuries. She was flown from the scene to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of her injuries. Horton was not injured.
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