Police seek help in Sunday night crash investigation

(FOX19) - On Sunday at approximately 10:54 p.m., police responded to a report of an accident, with injuries, involving a vehicle located on SR 46, east of Morris, which came to rest inverted.

Officers arriving at the scene located and identified the driver of the vehicle as 24-year-old Rickie Gould.

Gould, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was transported to Margaret Mary Community Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Evidence at the accident scene suggested Gould was traveling west on SR 46 when for unknown reasons his vehicle crossed the centerline and began traveling in the eastbound lane before crossing back over the centerline into the westbound lane, turning sharply, and running off the north side of the roadway, into the ditch, and overturning.

According to Gould, the accident was caused by road rage, in which another vehicle was following Gould too closely.

After passing Gould, the vehicle cut him and slammed on its brakes. Gould attempted to avoid a collision and lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle was described as a lime green newer SUV, possibly Toyota or Subaru, with very bright halogen headlights, and a spare tire mounted on the rear.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ripley County Sheriff's Office at 812-689-5558, 812-689-5555.

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