(West Harrison, Ind.) – A busy week for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department became even busier Tuesday night after a fatal crash occurred in West Harrison.
Deputies say a 2001 Oldsmobile driven by Larry A. Gentry, of Mount Vernon, Ky., was travelling north on Carolina Trace Road at about 11:00 p.m. when it topped a hill crest.
Gentry lost control of the vehicle which then veered off the road and struck an embankment, causing it to overturn. The vehicle rolled until it grazed a utility pole and struck a tree.
A front seat passenger in the car, Calvin Offill, 58, of West Harrison, was taken to the hospital, but later died of the injuries he suffered in the accident.
Gentry was treated for minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. It is unclear if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.