State Trooper involved in serious Howard County crash

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HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (October 11, 2015) – Four people, including an Indiana State Trooper, are recovering after a serious crash in Howard County Sunday night.

State Police responded to a call about a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. on State Road 22, just east of Greentown.

Police say Trooper Corey Posey, 23, was driving a police car westbound on SR-22 near County Road 1050 East when a Honda crossed the center line and side-swiped his police car. After impact, the Honda rolled at least twice before landing in a grassy area off the north side of SR-22. The police car ended up in a ditch, also on the north side of SR-22.

According to police, Trooper Posey was treated for a cut to his head and released from Howard Regional Hospital.

There were three occupants in the Honda, and at this time officers have not determined which was driving at the time of the crash.

Police say the occupants of the Honda, Robert Jackson , 53, Winchester, IN, Jamie Byerly, 55, Ridgeville, IN, and  Brandon Byerly, 36, Muncie, IN all suffered serious but non-life threatening injures. Jackson and Jamie Byerly were each flown by medical helicopter to separate Ft. Wayne hospitals.  Brandon Byerly was transported by ambulance to a Howard County hospital.

The crash is still under investigation, but police believe the three occupants of the Honda had been drinking.

Posey has been an Indiana State Trooper since December of 2014 and was on duty at the time of the crash.