Brownstown Man Killed in Accident

(BROWNSTOWN) – A Brownstown man was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon in an accident at County Road 200 North and County Road 450 West.

According to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department report, 61-year-old Larry D. Parker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were alerted to the accident at 4:44 p.m.

When police arrived, they found Parker who suffered head trauma was unresponsive.

Officers removed the top of the vehicle to perform first aid efforts.

The crash occurred at a two-way stop.

Sarah K. Hammond, 34, of Brownstown was driving an SUV and told officers she initially saw Parker driving the UTV north on County Road 450W. She said she believed he would stop because he was approaching the intersection where she had the right of way.

Hammond told police she attempted to turn right at the last moment to avoid the crash but was unsuccessful.

The impact of the crash caused Parker’s vehicle to leave the roadway and come to rest in a yard north of the scene.

Parker was not restrained in his vehicle.

Two witnesses traveling behind Hammond told police they saw Parker fail to stop at the stop sign when the wreck occurred.

Police said Hammond was wearing her seat belt and had two small children who were restrained in their vehicle.

She and the children were taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

Officer Brad Baker investigated the wreck. He was assisted by county officers Clint Burcham and Aaron Wilkins, Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, Detectives Mark Holt. and Ben Rudolph and personnel from the Brownstown Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and Dave’s Body Shop.