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ISP Investigating Fatal Crash On Bloomington's Southside
Updated May 3, 2016 5:59 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Just before 9 o'clock Monday morning, troopers from the Indiana State Police at the Bloomington District responded to a multi-car crash that resulted in a Bloomington man losing his life.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Hyundai sedan driven by 31-year-old Ryan M. Kimbrel of Mitchell was traveling northbound on State Road 37 approaching Tapp Road. For unknown reasons, Kimbrel drove the Hyundai from the left lane into the right lane where vehicles were stopped for a red light. Upon drifting over, the Hyundai sideswiped a stopped 2014 Toyota sedan. After striking that Toyota, the Hyundai continued northbound into the intersection against a red traffic light, colliding with another Toyota (2013) sedan that was traveling through the intersection to turn south onto SR37.

The investigation found the driver of the 2013 (2nd) Toyota, 69-year-old James F. Sprague Jr. of Bloomington, was traveling westbound through the intersection from Tapp Road to State Road 37, under a green left arrow.

The events of the crash resulted in the death of Mr. Sprague.

The driver of the 2014 (1st) Toyota, 31-year-old Rachel L. Whitson of Bedford, was not injured during the incident.

Both Sprague and Kimbrel were transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. Agencies that assisted in the investigation were the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Bloomington Police Department and the Perry/Clear Creek Township Fire Department.



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