UPDATE: Man killed in water-related Taswell crash

By BILL POWELL

Herald Staff Writer

TASWELL — Officials have released the cause of death for a Harrison County man whose Saturday death involved a crash off State Road 64 near Taswell.

John Vausha, 62, of Ramsey died as a result of cardiac arrest prior to the 7 p.m. crash, according to the Harrison County coroner. The ruling was made after a Sunday afternoon autopsy.

Indiana conservation officers said Vausha’s vehicle veered from the roadway and submerged in a nearby pond. The coroner said Vausha died prior to entering the water.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Crawford County dispatchers received a call from a witness who had observed Vausha’s vehicle leave the roadway and enter a pond. Members of the English Volunteer Fire Department responded and were able to extricate Vausha, who was unresponsive.

Conservation officers responded along with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Medical Services and Indiana State Police.

Vausha was airlifted to Harrison County Hospital where he was pronounced dead

 
Contact Bill Powell at bpowell@dcherald.com.

 

(Our earlier story) 

TASWELL — A Harrison County man lost his life Saturday in a fatal crash off State Road 64 near Tasweldl.

John Vausha, 62, of Rasey was killed in the 7 p.m. crash, according to Indiana Conservation Officers.

Authorities said Vausha died after his vehicle veered from the roadway for an unknown reason and submerged in a nearby pond.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Crawford County dispatchers received a call from a witness that had observed Vausha’s vehicle leave the roadway and enter the pond. Members of the English Volunteer Fire Department responded and were able to extricate Vausha, who was unresponsive.

Conservation officers responded with divers, along with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, and Crawford County Emergency Medical Services. Vausha was airlifted to Harrison County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident is still under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday at Harrison County Hospital.

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