Greensburg man killed after vehicle strikes tree

VERSAILLES – On Tuesday at approximately 7:45 p.m., a Greensburg, Indiana man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on US 50 in Ripley County, Indiana.

The initial investigation by Trooper Andrew Garrett, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated a tan 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 64-year-old George Meadors, of Greensburg, was traveling east on US 50 near Cave Hill Road, just east of Versailles, Indiana. 

For an unknown reason, Meadors’ vehicle left the south side of the road and struck a tree. Meadors’ vehicle caught fire after the crash. 

Meadors sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office. 

The crash remains under investigation.  It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash although toxicology results are pending.

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Versailles Police Department, Ripley County EMS, and Versailles Fire Department were the initial responding agencies that assisted in the investigation at the scene.  The Osgood Police Department, Ripley County Coroner’s Office, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service also assisted at the scene.

US 50 was closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.