Single-vehicle crash claims the life of a Dillsboro man

MILAN – Early this morning, May 2, 2022, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on State Road 101 near Milan, Indiana.  The crash resulted in the death of the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a white 2009 Honda CR-V, being driven by Philip B. Jerauld, 41, Dillsboro, Indiana, was traveling southbound on SR 101 near County Road 50 South in eastern Ripley County.  Jerauld lost control of the vehicle in a curve.  The vehicle left the west side of the roadway before striking an embankment and a tree.  Jerauld was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.  He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.

It is believed that the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on May 1st, however, the vehicle was not observed off the roadway until the early morning hours of May 2nd. 

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.  Investigators believe that speed was a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Ripley County EMS, Ripley County Coroner’s Office, Milan Fire Department, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service.