Indiana State Police Investigate Fatal Crash

(KNOX CO.) – Indiana State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on Bicknell Road near Summers Road early Friday morning that claimed the life of a 60-year-old Bicknell man.

Preliminary investigation revealed James Staggs, 60, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup and was traveling west on Bicknell Road approximately ½ mile east of Summers Road when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway, rolled and came to a final rest in a deep ditch.  Staggs was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is on-going.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Brock Buchanan, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Nick Hatfield

Assisting Agencies: Knox County Coroner’s Office and Knox County Sheriff’s Office