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 Knightstown Police Note Several Accidents

February 18, 2009 - Weather conditions were listed as the cause of several accidents in the past few weeks.

On Jan. 27, Officer Dennis R. Baker investigated an accident on U.S. 40 near 925 W, Knightstown. According to the report, Jodie M. Grant of near Charlottesville told police that she was traveling southbound on CR 925 W and when she came to the intersection with U.S. 40, was unable to stop and slid into the path of a car driven by Delores Radford of Knightstown. Radford told police that she was not able to avoid hitting Grant’s car as it slid into her path of travel. Both cars had to be towed to Tom True’s lot. There was no estimate of damages on the police report to the 1998 Chevrolet driven by Grant and Radford’s 1995 Chrysler.

KPD Officer Derek Hall investigated an accident Jan. 31 on S.R. 109 near Shirley Road. According to the report, Lasha D. Allen, Anderson was driving northbound on S.R. 109 when she drove into deep snow causing her vehicle to swerve into the southbound lane of traffic. Harrison Davidson of Connersville, who was driving southbound on S.R. 109, told officers that he tried to miss the car but could not avoid the collision.

Estimate of damages to the 2001 Chevy Tracker driven by Allen and Davidson’s 2008 AMC van was estimated at $5,000. Allen’s vehicle had to be towed to Tom True’s lot.

Hall also investigated another accident on Jan. 31 on Old National Road near 575 S, Knightstown. Pamela Hill of Knightstown, told police that she was westbound on Old National Road when she lost control of her 2003 Ford in the snow causing her to run off the roadway and strike several trees with the passenger side of her vehicle. No damage estimate was provided in the police report.

Another accident on Feb. 3 involved two vehicles in the Knightstown Elementary School parking lot. Gina M. Miller of Knightstown told investigating officer Dennis R. Baker that the exit drive was blocked by trucks removing snow and as she backed up to turn around, she backed into a car driven by William E. Meek of Knightstown. Damages to the two vehicles were estimated at $2,500.

Luke A. Meeks, 4830 S. Greensboro Pike, Knightstown, overturned his vehicle Feb. 5 on S. Greensboro Pike. Meeks told investigating officer, Joe Radcliff that he was headed southbound on the Pike and lost control of his car after hitting an icy patch while going through a turn. He stated that he over-corrected and hit an embankment and overturned on the driver side of the vehicle. Damages to his 1998 Ford were estimated at $5,000. Meeks was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.

Officer Dennis R. Baker investigated another accident on I-70 near S.R. 109 Feb. 4. Maurico F. Ordoney of Downey, CA, told the officer that due to the slick road conditions, he lost control of his 1994 freight semi, jackknifed and struck the cement barrier on the inside lane of westbound I-70. Damages to his rig were estimated at $5,000.

Joan G. White of Spiceland and Taylor G. Groce of Knightstown were involved in an accident Dec. 3 at the intersection of Mill Rd. and U.S. 40. White told Officer Anthony W. Lorton that she was at the stop sign on Mill Rd. and as she proceeded northbound failed to see the eastbound vehicle of Mr. Groce who was eastbound on U.S. 40. A passenger in the vehicle driven by Groce complained of neck pains. No serious injuries were reported. Damages to the 1992 Ford driven by White and Groce’s 1995 Dodge were estimated at $5,000.

Ming H. Quan of Indianapolis was arrested Feb. 3 on U.S. 40 by Officer Anthony Lorton. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and taken to the Henry Co. Jail. On Feb. 8, Joshua Leroy Ryan Meek of Knightstown was arrested at Lincoln Apartments, Knightstown. He was charged with battery and conversion and booked into the Henry Co. Jail without incident.


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