Medical Condition May Have Caused Tuesday Crash

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind – Just after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning (3/25/20) Indiana State Police and Sullivan City Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 54 at South Section Street in Sullivan.

Indiana State Police say that 70 year old Genevieve Stone of Linton was driving westbound on State Road 54 when she failed to stop at the intersection due to a preexisting medical condition.

She ran off the road and struck several trees and an electrical box.  The vehicle came to a rest in a ditch approximately sixty feet off the road in a wooded area.

Power to the south side of Sullivan was shut down temporarily until Duke Energy could make proper repairs.

The investigation revealed that Stone failed to observe the stop sign due to a preexisting medical condition.

Stone was taken to Union Hospital due to minor injuries received from the accident.

Police say that Stone’s seatbelt like reduced her injuries.