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Indiana State Police-Versailles District 42-Versailles, IN
Sunday February 3rd, 2013 :: 04:11 p.m. EST


Minor Injuries in Crash Involving Police Vehicle

Bartholomew County: This afternoon a crash involving a Bartholomew County deputy resulted in minor injuries. According to Sergeant Brian Wilson, this afternoon shortly after 1:00 Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy, 39 year old Chad Swank of Columbus was traveling eastbound on County Road 800 North approaching County Road 500 East. Deputy Swank was responding to an emergency call and his lights and siren on his fully marked 2010 Ford Crown Victoria were in operation. Also eastbound on CR 800N and in front of Deputy Swank was a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by 23 year old Claire Shoaf also of Columbus. As Deputy Swank pulled out to pass the Shoaf vehicle, she made a left turn to go north on CR 500E into the path of the deputy. Deputy Swank took evasive action to avoid the collision but struck the Jeep Cherokee in the right rear. Deputy Swank was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital with a complaint of pain in his hand. Shoaf and her three year old son, Wesley were also transported to Columbus Regional Hospital suffering from what appeared to be very minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Sgt. Wilson was assisted at the scene by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Clifford Fire Department, and Columbus Regional Hospital Ambulance Service.

Indiana State Police-Versailles District 42-Versailles, IN
902 South Adams Street
Versailles, IN 47042

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-689-5000

Sergeant Noel Houze
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