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Domestic Fight Sparks Fatal Crash In Morgan County

Last updated on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

(MORGAN COUNTY) - Indiana State Police released details in a fatal Morgan County late Monday night.

According to State Police Public Relations Trooper Curt Durnil, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were called to a violent domestic fight near East 52nd Street and Allisonville Road Monday afternoon.

When they arrived, 29-year-old Jeff A. Hopson, of Indianapolis, fled the scene.

Around 3:30 p.m., State Police say Hopson allegedly carjacked a silver 1997 Buick, stabbed the driver and stole about $40 dollars from the victim.

The victim of the carjacking received treatment for non-life threatening wounds at an Indianapolis area hospital.

About 20 minutes later, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Mooresville Police officers dispatched officers to investigate an erratic silver Buick driving on State Road 67 toward Brooklyn, Ind.

Moments later, the Buck struck a 2006 International straight truck driven by 29-year-old Joshua Colby, of Indianapolis. Police says the crash separated the truck's rear axle from the chassis. Colby was not injured.

Due to the impact with the truck, Hopson's Buick spun into the path of a 2006 White Chevrolet van driven by 48-year-old Paul Sharp, of Indianapolis. Hopson was ejected from the vehicle, hitting his head on the passenger windshield support.

A medical helicopter transported Sharp to an Indianapolis area hospital. Police says he is in stable condition, with injuries to his legs, shoulder and head.

Police say Hopson died at the scene.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police Bloomington Post

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