(11-1-19) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating a double fatal crash that was reported at at 11:50 AM this morning. The crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 707 and State Route 49. The investigation revealed a 2014 Jeep was traveling west bound on State Route 707. The Jeep failed to yield the right of way and entered the intersection of State Route 49. The Jeep was struck by a 2001 Chevy 3500 truck that was traveling south bound on State Route 49.
Pronounced dead on the scene by Mercer County Coroner Doctor Timothy Heinrichs was the driver and passenger of the Jeep. The driver was Malcolm Hughes (67) from Springfield, Ohio and his passenger was his wife Judy Hughes (65). The driver of the Chevy truck, William Hamrick (65) of Willshire, Ohio.was transported to Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur Indiana with non-life threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Rockford Fire Department, Chatt Fire Department. Rescue Squads from Rockford and Celina, and MCERV.
The crash remains under investigation.