At approximately 8:30 am on Wednesday (2/15/17), the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle personal injury crash on US 421 near Andrews Street in Osgood, Indiana. As a result of the collision, an Osgood man later died as a result of his injuries.
The initial investigation by Trooper Joe May indicated that a 1997 Chrysler Concorde being driven by Gary L. Fraser, age 79, Osgood, Indiana pulled onto US 421 into the path of a 2008 Ford F-350 being driven by Aaron M. Carroll, age 37, Holton, Indiana that was traveling southbound on US 421. The vehicles collided nearly head on at that location. After the collision Fraser’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of US 421 while Carroll’s vehicle left the roadway before coming to a stop.
Fraser was initially entrapped in his vehicle. He was extricated from the vehicle and then air lifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries. Fraser later passed away at University of Cincinnati Medical Center as a result of his injuries. Carroll was not injured in the crash.
US 421 was closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.
Trp. May was assisted by Trooper Kyle Black, Indiana State Police, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Osgood Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, and Stat Flight Medical Helicopter.