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Dropped Phone Leads to Crash in Randolph County
Randolph County – Around 8:52 p.m. last evening Trooper Bryan Rumple responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at US 36 and SR 227 in eastern Randolph County. Rumple arrived to find that a 2012 Ford F150 pickup had hit a Suzuki SUV in the passenger door at the intersection of U.S. 36 with SR 227.
The preliminary investigation showed that the Suzuki, driven by (female) Rine Anjerok, age 53 of Springdale, AR, was south bound on SR227 approaching US 36 when she failed to stop for the stop sign. When her vehicle entered US 36 it was struck in the passenger door by an east bound 2012 Ford F-150 driven by Jayson Lunsford, (age unavailable) of Economy, Indiana.
Anjerok, whose Arkansas driver’s license was suspended, said she was using the GPS on her phone when she dropped it. She was bending down to pick up the phone and didn’t see the stop sign in time to get stopped. Her passenger, Rodriguez Tarbwilin, 44 of Green Forest Carroll, AR, was transported from the scene by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Anjerok was treated for minor injuries and released at Reid Health System Hospital in Richmond. The driver of the truck, Ryan Lunsford, who was also driving while license suspended, declined medical attention at the scene but was checked out later and released at Reid Health System Hospital in Richmond. Anjerok was cited for Disregarding a Stop Sign, and both drivers were cited for Driving While License Suspended. U.S.36 and SR 227 was closed until around 11:45 p.m. last evening because of the crash.
Press release from Indiana State Police.