Reckless Driving Leads to a Deadly Accident in Vigo County

Vigo County –  April 28, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Trooper Colton Maynor was sitting stationary at the entrance of the Vigo County Fairgrounds when he observed a motorcycle traveling southbound on US 41 at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic.  Trooper Maynor then activated his emergency lights and siren on his fully marked State Police commission, pursuing the motorcycle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The motorcycle continued traveling southbound on US 41 at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic. 

To ensure the safety of the public due to the high rate of speed, Trooper Maynor stopped pursuing the motorcycle near 56th Drive.  The motorcycle continued traveling south on US 41, driving recklessly, eventually striking a fully marked Vigo County Sheriff’s Department vehicle in the rear.  The Sheriff’s Department vehicle had all emergency lights activated and was traveling at a reduced rate of speed in the passing lane of US 41 south.  Upon impact, both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were thrown from the motorcycle.  The driver, Jack D. Beegle, age 27, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was transported to Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The passenger, Brittany Marie Rose Waggoner, age 28, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was also transported to Regional Hospital, and was later airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

The Vigo County Deputy involved in the accident has been identified as David G. McAdams, a three year merit Deputy with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.  Deputy McAdams was transported to Regional Hospital for a medical check and has been released.

An autopsy of the deceased will be performed Wednesday morning by the Vigo County Coroner’s Office, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.   

Families have been notified.  

The Indiana State Police will be conducting a full accident reconstruction of this accident.

Investigating Officer:  Trooper Brad Fyfe, Indiana State Police.

Assisting: Troopers of the Putnamville State Police Post, Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Honey Creek Fire Department, Trans Care, and Eddington’s Wrecker Service.

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