Coroner identifies Spencer County fatal victim

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From Local Sources

PATRONVILLE — The Spencer County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in southern Spencer County that also seriously injured the other driver.

Pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on State Road 161 near Spencer County Road 300S was Nathaniel Shyver, 28, of Utica, Kentucky, according to Coroner Rachel Gentry. Death notifications have been made.

An autopsy revealed Shyver died of closed chest trauma suffered during the accident, according to Gentry.

The driver of the second vehicle in the accident reported just after 7 a.m. CT also suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted from the scene, authorities said.

Indiana State Police Detective and accident reconstructionist Josh Greer and Trooper and accident reconstructionist Ross Johnson were sent to the scene at the request of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department to assist with reconstructing the crash.

The volunteer fire departments from Ohio Township and Luce Fire Territory, Spencer County Emergency Medical Services and STAT Flight also assisted.

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