GREENSBURG, Ind.--Indiana State Police (ISP) responded to a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning on eastbound Interstate 74 near the 128-mile marker. The accident claimed the life of a Decatur County man.
The initial investigation by the ISP Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a 2001 Jeep Wrangler driven by Rickie Meece, 58, of Greensburg, was traveling eastbound on I-74 when the vehicle left the south side of the expressway and struck a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, the Jeep rolled multiple times before coming to a stop at the side of the roadway. Meece was pronounced dead at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.
Evidence indicates that the victim was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. The interstate surface was partially covered in snow.
The investigation is ongoing.
COLUMBUS, Ind.--The airplane that crashed in Oldenburg on December 16, refueled twice that day at the Columbus Municipal Airport self-serve station.
According to flight information, the Cessna 210 took off from Frederick, Maryland early Saturday morning, refueled in Columbus around noon, before continuing onto Kansas City, Missouri. The small aircraft, piloted by Dr. Louis Cantilena, 63, of Potomac, Maryland, refueled again in Columbus just after 8:30 p.m., during the return trip to Maryland. The plane crashed in Oldenburg around 9:10 p.m.
Airport director Brian Payne says that as standard protocol during an accident investigation, the FAA has ordered the airport to shutdown its self-serve station until its fuel supply can be ruled safe.
Earlier in the month, Payne had requested the Columbus City Council for an appropriation of funds to purchase additional fuel after an unexpected increase in air traffic and fuel sales. He says the fuel was about to be purchased this week to supply the airport for the remainder of 2017, but the FAA investigation will delay that until next week or the first week of 2018.
This week is something special! To celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, we have Alejandro Rosales, President of the Latino Affinity Group, and Leyla Cuervo with translations.
I was thrilled to get the chance to sit down with Kathryn Armstrong from the Columbus Area Arts Council and Richard McCoy from Landmark Columbus & Exhibit Columbus to chat about the inaugural weekend of Exhibit Columbus, happening August 24-26, 2017. Take a listen to hear about the exciting things happening in the world of art, architecture and design right here in our own backyard.
Diane Doup - Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center
Pam Gibson - Pooh Bears for Molly
Jennifer Chandler, Director of Scholarships at IUPUC