SEYMOUR – Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an Elizabethtown, Indiana man.
The initial investigation by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Indiana State Police-Versailles, indicated that a black 2005 Saturn passenger car, being driven by 63-year-old Daniel L. Sallee, was traveling southbound on County Road 1000 East near County Road 250 North, a couple of miles south of Seymour.
Evidence at the scene indicated that Sallee’s vehicle was traveling more than the posted speed limit when it approached a southbound Seymour Community Schools bus that was stopped in the roadway to pick up students from a residence. The warning lights on the bus were activated at the time and the stop arm was extended.
Sallee applied the brakes and took evasive action to avoid striking the bus, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway before overturning. The school bus was not involved in the crash, and neither the bus driver nor the students boarding the bus were injured. Sallee sadly sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
Sallee was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred which contributed to the injuries he received. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash although toxicology results are pending at this time.
The investigation is ongoing, and Sallee’s family has been notified.