DECATR CO., Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) – On Thursday morning, Dec. 5, one person was killed and three others injured in a two vehicle crash in Decatur County, Ind.
According to Trooper Chris Howell, at 10:26 a.m. a 911 call came into Decatur County Dispatch reporting a two vehicle crash on the S.R. 3 Bypass at Carver St. in Greensburg.
The investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 55-year-old Margaret L. Folkman of Batesville was northbound on S.R. 3 approaching Carver St. A 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by 57-year-old Linda L. Phillips of Rushville was southbound on S.R. 3 approaching Carver St. Both vehicles had the green light however Phillips failed to yield and turned left onto Carver St. into the path of the Suburban. The Suburban struck the Vibe in the passenger side. Phillips’ husband, 65-year-old Stephen B. Phillips, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries. Linda Phillips was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with severe chest injuries. Folkman and her passenger, 77-year-old Carol A. Firsich of Greensburg were both taken to Decatur County Hospital in a private vehicle to be examined for pain in the lower extremities.
Trooper Howell was assisted at the scene by Trooper David Noah. Also assisting was Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Police Department, Greensburg Fire Department, Decatur County EMS, and Decatur County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.