VERSAILLES, Ind – Monday morning an Indiana State Trooper suffered minor injuries when his vehicle was struck while on a traffic stop on US 421 south of Versailles, Indiana.
Around 9:45 am, Senior Trooper Kyle Black conducted a traffic stop on a minivan driven by 48 year old Barbara Ann Matis, of Madison, Indiana on US 421 in southern Ripley County. Trp. Black’s unmarked vehicle was positioned behind Matis’ vehicle on the shoulder of US 421 with his emergency lights activated.
A 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, being driven by 77 year old Mary Ann Holman, of Holton, Indiana was traveling northbound on US 421, approaching Trp. Black’s location when she collided with the rear of Trp. Black’s vehicle which was then pushed into Matis’ vehicle.
Debris from Holman’s vehicle struck Trp. Black, who was standing outside of his vehicle. Trp. Black sustained an injury to his leg. He was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Indiana where he was treated and released. Holman was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Matis complained of pain but declined to be transported for further medical treatment.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team.