Union County Highway Department worker killed in fatal crash

UNION CO. – Early Monday morning, two Union County Highway Department workers were struck while working along a rural Union County roadway.

The Indiana State Police responded to the area of Clifton Road west of US 27 to investigate a single-vehicle crash in which a Brookville man was killed, and a Liberty man was seriously injured.

The initial investigation by Master Trooper Paul Harrison revealed two Union County Highway Department employees were outside of their vehicle working along Clifton Road.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. a 2008 Honda driven by Gina Price, 37 years old of Richmond Indiana, was traveling east on Clifton Road. Price’s vehicle struck 42-year-old Justin Moore, of Brookville, Indiana, and 62-year-old Douglas Scaggs, of Liberty, Indiana.

Moore was pronounced dead at the scene by the Union County Coroner. Scaggs was airlifted by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio with serious injuries. Price was uninjured in the crash however she was transported to Reid Hospital for a chemical test as required by Indiana state law. Those results are pending.

Master Trooper Harrison requested assistance from the Pendleton Crash Reconstruction Team to assist with the investigation. This team of investigators is specially trained to investigate fatal and serious bodily injury crashes. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Once the investigation is complete, all findings will be forwarded to the Union County Prosecutor who will determine if criminal charges will be filed.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Department, Liberty Police Department, Liberty Fire Department, Reid Health Ambulance Service, MedFlight, Reid Hospital ER, and Pardo’s Wrecker.