Trooper Struck and Injured while Conducting Traffic Stop

(VERSAILLES) – An Indiana State Trooper suffered minor injuries when his patrol vehicle was struck while on a traffic stop on US 421 south of Versailles.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. Senior Trooper Kyle Black conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Dodge Caravan being driven by 48-year-old Barbara Ann Matis, of Madison, Indiana on US 421 in the northbound lane near County Road 750 South in southern Ripley County.  Trp. Black’s unmarked vehicle was positioned behind Matis’ vehicle on the shoulder of US 421 with his emergency lights activated.

A 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, being driven by 77-year-old Mary Ann Holman, of Holton, Indiana was traveling northbound on US 421, approaching Trp. Black’s location.  Holman’s vehicle collided with the rear of Trp. Black’s vehicle and was then pushed into Matis’ vehicle.

Debris from Holman’s vehicle struck Trp. Black, who was standing outside of his vehicle.  Trp. Black sustained an injury to his leg.  He was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Indiana where he was treated and released. 

Holman was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Matis complained of pain but declined medical treatment.