Warrant issued for driver who fled crash scene

From Local Sources

HAYSVILLE — Police have released the identity of the driver who fled from authorities after crashing west of Haysville on Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred a mile west of Haysville on Haysville Road West at 1:02 p.m.

The sheriff’s department says a yellow Ford Ranger driven by Ryan T. Fields was eastbound on Haysville Road West when, for an unknown reason, the truck went left of center and off the north side of the road. The Ranger lost its tire and flipped, stopping on its side, police said.

Deputies arrived to find Fields with a cut to his head who said he had been the driver. Police told the man, who was believed to have been ejected, to walk over to another vehicle at the scene.

Deputies say Fields ran from the scene into the woods on the south side of the road.

The sheriff’s department, with the assistance of Indiana State Police, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, the Huntingburg Police Department, the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, and three K-9 units searched the area for about two and a half hours.

Police said Fields last know address was in Alfordsville and that he might be seeking assistance from friends in Daviess County to leave the area.

A warrant charging Fields with resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and driving while suspended has been issued out of Dubois Superior Court.

Anyone with information about Fields' whereabouts is asked to contact the Dubois County Sheriffs Department at 8120482-3522 or any other local law enforcement agency. All calls can be kept confidential.    

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