Rising Sun man killed in Ohio County crash

OHIO CO. – Today, August 24, the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash in rural Ohio County. The crash resulted in the death of a Rising Sun man.

The initial ISP investigation indicated that a red 2018 Polaris Ranger UTV driven by 62-year-old Leo Philpot of, Vevay, Indiana was traveling west on Salem Ridge Road, east of Poor House Hill Road. At the same time, a silver 2018 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 25-year-old Alexander Lynn, of Vevay, Indiana was traveling west on Salem Ridge Road, approaching Philpot’s vehicle from behind. 

Philpot attempted to make a left turn into a field.  Lynn’s vehicle entered the eastbound lane to pass Philpot’s vehicle.  Lynn’s vehicle collided with the rear of Philpot’s vehicle, pushing it off the south side of the road, causing it to overturn. 

A passenger in Philpot’s vehicle, 34-year-old Brandon Foutty, of Rising Sun, was partially ejected from the vehicle during the collision. 

Foutty was transported to a Dearborn County hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office. 

Philpot was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Lynn was not injured in the crash.

Toxicology results on the drivers involved in the crash are pending at this time.

The Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team was assisted by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Rising Sun Fire Department, Dearborn County Coroner’s Office, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service.

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