SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. — An Indianapolis man is dead after veering into the wrong lane and colliding head-on with a Spencer County Sheriff’s Department deputy in southern Indiana.
According to the Indiana State Police, the deadly collision occurred shortly after 5 a.m. CST on Thursday on State Road 66 near Old Lamar Highway in Spencer County. Police said a Honda SUV was traveling eastbound when it drove off the roadway, overcorrected, and drove straight into the path of a sheriff’s deputy who was driving westbound.
State police later identified the driver of the Honda as 61-year-old Phillip Brown Jr of Indianapolis. Brown Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Police said after the collision the 27-year-old sheriff’s deputy was transported to Owensboro Hospital where he was then flown to Louisville. The deputy’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to state police.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to have been a factor in the crash.