Shelbyville man killed in head-on crash

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - A Shelbyville man was killed Friday after his car collided with a garbage truck on State Road 9.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at 2:16 p.m. Friday of a head-on collision on State Road 9, just south of Mill Road in Shelby County.

According to the Sheriff's Dept. report, a 34-year-old Shelbyville man was traveling southbound along State Road 9 in a Dodge Neon when the vehicle unexpectedly crossed the center line – entering the path of a Mack garbage truck.

The driver of the truck was unable to avoid a collision, striking the car head-on. The Neon lost control and came to rest in the roadway facing north. The truck overturned off the east side of the roadway, coming to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the Neon was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old Shelbyville man, was treated for minor injuries at Major Hospital.

Police said it's unknown by the Neon crossed the center line.

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