Thursday, April 11 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-04-11 22:26:04 GMT
Investigators confirmed that racing was not a factor in an unexplained crash which killed three teenagers in Ripley County.17-year-old (Timothy) Curtis Bowman of Osgood, Indiana; 18-year-old Jacob VogelFull Story >
Investigators confirmed that racing was not a factor in an unexplained crash which killed three teenagers in Ripley County.Full Story >
Thursday, April 11 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-04-11 22:20:10 GMT
New details were released Thursday in a crash that killed three teens in Ripley County, Ind. last month.According to a report from Indiana State Police, both Thomas Crawford, the driver of the white DodgeFull Story >
New details were released Thursday in a crash that killed three teens in Ripley County, Ind. last month.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
RIPLEY COUNTY, IN (FOX19) -
An Indiana State Police report on a deadly crash that killed three teens from South Ripley High School last month is revealing that the driver of the white Dodge pickup intentionally sped-up to try to beat the other pickup through an intersection just moments before they collided.
Both drivers and their passengers had been attending a Future Farmers of America event at nearby Hopewell Church that morning but were approaching the intersection from different roads. Therefore, they didn't crash head-on. The white Dodge hit the driver's side of the red Ford pickup, according to a crash report Indiana State Police made public Thursday, five weeks to the day that the driver of the red Ford, one of his passengers, and a passenger in the white Dodge were killed.
"(The Dodge's driver) said that he was going to beat him to the stop sign and sped-up," an investigator wrote, based on what a surviving passenger told him.
Another passenger told the investigator that the white Dodge driver "commented that he was going to catch him, shifted into 5thgear" and sped-up.
The report appears to be at odds with a state police press statement released to the media four days after the crash. In it, Sgt. Noel Houze wrote that ISP's investigation "eliminates speculation the drivers were engaged in a race."
When FOX19 asked Sgt. Houze to comment today on why he made that statement, he responded in an e-mail, "As far as ‘racing' is concerned, the investigation indicated (the Dodge's driver) was speeding-up to catch-up to another vehicle and to beat the other pickup truck through the intersection, but the vehicles involved were not ‘racing' one another."
However, Merriam-Webster's definition shows that the driver of the Dodge pickup was "racing." The word doesn't depend on another person being involved.
But what about the driver of the red Ford? The first paragraph of the state police report says both drivers "ran the stop sign." In addition, one of the surviving passengers in the white Dodge told state police that it appeared the driver of the red Ford was also speeding. We may never know whether he saw the Dodge coming, though. Both boys in the red Ford died and the 17-year-old driver of the white Dodge isn't talking. His parents have invoked their son's Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and are not allowing investigators to speak with their son, according to state police.
The prosecutor in Ripley County has not yet made a decision about whether any charges should be filed in this case.
The crash report also reveals that a high school teacher gave permission for at least two of the kids to leave the all-day F.F.A. event to get some drinks and come back, telling them to "drive careful." The teacher told other students who asked for permission to leave that they had to stay. But the report reveals they left the event anyway, raising questions about whether school personnel realized they were gone.
FOX19 e-mailed superintendent Rob Moorhead asking if any school employees had faced discipline over this matter. He did not reply.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >