Updated: Accident claims a life and injures a Spencer County deputy

SPENCER CO. – Shortly after 5:00 a.m. CST, on Thursday a Honda SUV was traveling east on State Road 66 near Old Lamar Highway in Spencer County.

For unknown reasons the driver of the 2016 Honda SUV Phillip Everett Brown Jr, 61, of Indianapolis, drove off of the roadway, overcorrected, and traveled left of center into the path of a 2014 Ford Explorer driven by Spencer County Deputy Ronald Wayne Harper Jr. 27, of Tell City, who was traveling westbound. The vehicles collided in the westbound lane.

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Brown was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputy Harper was transported to Owensboro Hospital for treatment and then flown to a Louisville Hospital for further treatment. The deputy’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.