SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. - Investigators said ignoring a stop sign may have led to a double fatality Sunday afternoon in Shelby County.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said crews were dispatched to a crash just before 4:30 p.m. at State Road 252 and State Road 9.
Officers said when they arrived, they saw two vehicles off the southeast corner of the intersection. One had a man inside who, officials said, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in that car was also trapped in the car and pronounced dead.
The other vehicle was operated by a woman who officials said received an injury to her lower leg. She was taken to Methodist Hospital. An adult passenger in her car did not receive any injuries, but deputies said a 3-year-old boy was also in the car and he was taken to the hospital for minor seat-belt-related injuries.
Investigators said it was determined the second car (the one with the woman driving) was southbound on State Road 9 and the first car (occupied by the two now-deceased people) was headed east on State Road 252.
Investigators said the man driving car No. 1 failed to stop at the intersection and entered into the traveled portion of State Road 9. The woman driving car No. 2 was unable to stop, hitting car No. 1 and forcing both vehicles off the southeast side of the roadway.
The sheriff’s office is not releasing the names of the victims or those involved at this time. Investigators said toxicology results are pending and the investigation is ongoing.
Other agencies assisting at the crash scene were: the Shelbyville Fire Department, Flat Rock Fire Department, Shelbyville Fire Department medics, Ross Wrecker and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fatal Crash Team.