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Early Morning Interstate Crash Results in Fatality
Greene County – (Hobbieville) Indiana State Troopers from the Bloomington Post were called to the 100 Mile Marker on I69 just after 2 o’clock this morning to investigate a single vehicle crash. Troopers discovered that a 2002 Ford Explorer was southbound on I69 after having been reported as being driven by a possibly impaired driver.
The Explorer had struck a guardrail twice and drove into the median multiple times. Troopers found evidence that led them to believe the Explorer had been driven at a high rate of speed and had left the side of southbound I69, partially into the median. The Explorer then struck the end of a guardrail just south of the 100 Mile Marker with the impact resulting in heavy debris, including ripping off the driver’s door. The Explorer then continued southbound along the guardrail for approximately 200 feet where the driver was ejected into the median. The vehicle finally came to rest against the bridge wall, partially in the left travel lane.
The driver was identified as Fred M. Thompson, 54 of Bloomington. Thompson was transported to IU Health Bloomington, but died as a result of his extensive injuries.
Toxicology results are pending and Thompson’s family has been notified.
AGENCIES ASSISTING – Greene County Sheriff Department, Monroe County Sheriff Department, Monroe County Coroner, Greene County Volunteer Fire Department, Sgt. Greg Day ISP, Sgt. Eric Russell ISP, IU Health Bloomington Ambulance Service.
Press release from Indiana State Police.