News Sections
Audio
Man Faces Faces Charges After Injuring 3 People In Crash
Updated May 5, 2013 1:05 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(UNDATED) - 50-year-old Allen Willis, of Camby, was formally charged in Greene Superior Court Monday in connection with a head-on traffic accident that left four people seriously injured - including himself.

Willis is charged with three counts of causing serious bodily injury while operating a vehicle with a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance causing serious bodily injury; possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.

Superior Court Judge Dena Martin entered a not-guilty plea for Willis and set a pre-trial hearing for 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. She also suspended his driving license. The court also appointed public defender Alan Baughman as his legal counsel.

The accident happened at 3:35 p.m. on Oct. 31, on U.S. 231, just south of the Interstate 69 construction site, northwest of Crane Naval Support Activity (NSA) complex.

Willis driving a 1996 Ford F-150 pick-up was north on U.S. 231 and according to police reports crossed the centerline and hit a southbound 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, driven by 46-year-old Lorita Taylor of Loogootee, head-on.

Police found $4,800 in cash in Willis' truck and other items - five cell phones, a laptop computer, various drug use and dealing paraphernalia, more than 3 grams of meth and 26.7 grams of marijuana in a plastic sandwich bag, and 8 plastic bags that contained a variety of pills.

Willis was initially airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of multiple internal injuries that required surgery Nov. 1.

A passenger in Willis' truck, 40-year-old Stacey Buchanan of Camby, was also taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and suffered numerous facial injuries.

Taylor suffered a broken arm, leg, heel, kneecap, ribs, vertebrae and a cervical spinal injury. She also had a severed artery on her brain that resulted in a stroke and subsequent paralysis, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Sheriff Department Deputy Heath Murray.

Her husband, 44-year-old Greg Taylor, who was a passenger, suffered a broken collarbone, a broken right arm and some broken ribs.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback