Investigators are piecing together the events that led to an accident that killed a Morgantown man and sent an 11-year-old boy and an 18-year-old to an Indianapolis hospital.
C.M. Stigall, 48, died at
the scene of the accident,
which happened near the intersection of State Road 135 and County Road 450W, near Trafalgar, at 9 p.m. Saturday.
His passenger, 11-year-old Clay Stigall, was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Police said the boy was conscious and talking before he went to the hospital. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash, Joshua Scott, 18, Martinsville, was flown to IU Health Methodist Hospital by medical helicopter, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office news release said.
On Sunday afternoon, Scott was listed in stable condition at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Clay Stigall was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Clay Stigall told police that Scott’s truck crossed the center line into the Stigall’s lane. C.M. Stigall tried to swerve, but the two trucks still hit, according to the sheriff’s office accident report.
Scott told investigators that he didn’t know what had happened, the report said.
C.M. Stigall and Scott were
both driving pickups, and both vehicles were totaled, Sheriff Doug Cox said.
“It was a violent impact,”
There are no stoplights or stop signs anywhere near the crash, Cox said. The speed limit along the road is 55 mph, but right now it’s unclear how fast the two vehicles were traveling, Cox said.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office were working Sunday to determine exactly how fast the trucks were going. They do that by assessing the damage on both trucks, and can also analyze any tire tracks left at the scene, Cox said.
Toxicology tests will also be done on both drivers, which is standard after a serious or fatal accident, Cox said.
The crash happened about 3 miles southwest of the intersection of State Road 135 and County Road 300S, the site of a November accident that killed a Trafalgar man and a Danville woman.