A semi jack-knifed following a collision
with a Ford Mustang on State Road 350
near Moores Hill Tuesday at about noon.
photo submitted by Nicole Oliver
Update posted Wednesday, April 6 at 6:36 a.m.:
A man who shot himself after a crash on State Road 350 in Dearborn County Tuesday has died.
The Dearborn County Sheriff's Department said a semi and Ford Mustang collided at Old 350 near Mt. Sinai just before noon.
Deputy David Funch said the drivers were not seriously injured after the crash.
The driver of the Mustang, a man from Batesville, was out of his car walking around and speaking with witnesses when he grabbed a gun out of his car and shot himself in the head.
The man was rushed to Dearborn County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi, Michael Hockett, of Cincinnati, was not injured.
When asked whether the crash was intentional on the part of the Mustang driver, Funch said accident investigators may never know.
State Road 350 was closed to traffic until about 3:30 p.m.
Update posted Tuesday, April 5 at 1:48 p.m.:
The investigation into a crash and shooting on State Road 350 continues.
Around 11:42 a.m., a semi and Ford Mustang collided near the intersection with Old State Road 350.
Both drivers were relatively fine after the crash, however, one of the drivers exited their vehicle, pulled a gun, and shot themselves in the head according to Dearborn County Sheriff's spokesperson Deputy David Funch.
The man who was shot was transported to Dearborn County Hospital. His name and condition are not known.
The other driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
The sheriff's department is investigating which of the vehicles each man was driving.
More information could be released later Tuesday.
State Road 350 remains shut down to traffic in both directions.
Original story posted Tuesday, April 5 at 12:24 p.m.
(Aurora, Ind.) - State Road 350 between Aurora and Mt. Sinai is shut down Tuesday afternoon following a crash and possible shooting.
A semi and passenger vehicle were involved in the accident near Old State Road 350 just before noon.
One of the drivers involved reportedly shot themselves following the crash as police were responding to the scene.
No other information is currently available. Stay tuned to Eagle 99.3.