An accident claims the life of Shelburn man

SULLIVAN CO. – On Wednesday, August 30th at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post responded to the area of State Road 63 at County Road 1075 North, to investigate a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one individual.

A preliminary investigation by Trooper Justin Bell revealed that a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 77-year-old Allen L. Clough, of Shelburn, Indiana, was traveling north on State Road 63 near County Road 1075 North. 

A structural issue with the truck caused Clough to lose control.  The pickup truck traveled to the east side of State Road 63 running off the roadway and into an earth embankment, causing it to roll. 

The truck eventually came to a rest on its top. The impact of the accident caused Clough to suffer fatal injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors to the accident.

The accident is being reconstructed by Senior Trooper Tim Rader of the Putnamville Post with the assistance of other troopers. 

Assisting Agencies:  Sullivan County Coroner’s Office and Frye Towing.