Two vehicle crash north of Loogootee kills 2

 From Local Sources

MARTIN COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on U.S. 231 near Boggs Lake claimed the lives of two men. 

At 8:20 a.m., police say 60-year-old Kevin Sears of Odon was northbound on U.S. 231 when for an unknown reason his 2002 Honda Civic veered into the southbound lane near County Road 700 North. 

The Honda pulled directly into the path of a 2008 Dodge Avenger, driven by 29-year-old Zachary Greene of Loogootee, according to police. 

Police say Sears’s Honda struck Greene’s Stratus, coming to a stop almost immediately. 

Sears was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Martin County Coroner. 

Greene and his front seat passenger were both transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. 

The passenger was transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Notification of his passing to family is still pending, according to police. 

Greene was being treated for injuries to his legs and ankle.

All three vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

The crash, which closed down the highway, remains under investigation by Indiana State Police crash reconstructionists. 

State police were assisted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Martin County EMS, Loogootee Fire Department and Southwest Medical.

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