Motorist Collides with Deputy Sheriff at Clay County Rural Intersection

Clay County—This afternoon around 2:00, Indiana State Police and Clay County emergency agencies responded to the rural intersection of County Roads 1100 South and 225 East, for a two-vehicle collision involving a motorist and a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 Dodge Challenger, driven by 64-year-old Roger Curl of Clay City, IN., was eastbound on CR 1100 South and reportedly failed to stop for the stop sign at CR 225 East. Curl then collided with a southbound on CR 225E, marked 2015 Dodge Charger, with lights and siren activated, and driven by Clay County Deputy Sheriff 62-year-old David Gates of Brazil, IN. Gates was en route to a motor vehicle crash with reported injuries just south of this crash location.

Roger Curl and David Gates were transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for treatment of pain, contusions, and abrasions.

Roger Curl was cited for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.

The crash was investigated by ISP Senior Trooper Bill Bradbury. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Jared Nicoson, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, STAR EMS, and Clay City Fire/Rescue.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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