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Witness to accident sought

Monday, April 25, 2005

New evidence has emerged that someone may have witnessed an accident Thursday that resulted in the death of an armored vehicle driver and the hospitalization of another.

"Evidence at the scene suggests there may have been another vehicle pulling onto S.R.46, from Pioneer Road, that may have witnessed the accident," a Clay County Sheriff's Department news release stated Friday.

When the Sheriff's Department was contacted for further information, a spokesperson said no details existed at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chief Deputy Doug Barr at the Sheriff's Department, (812) 446-2535.

William L. Eads, 61 of Indianapolis, was the driver of the AT Systems vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The co-driver of the vehicle, Otis J. Steeb, 33 of Indianapolis, was taken to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute for treatment of injuries, the Sheriff's Department said.

The single-vehicle accident happened a mile west of Bowling Green on S.R. 46. Several emergency responders from Clay County and the surrounding areas reported to the scene.

Barr said, "An armored car was traveling eastbound on S.R. 46 and ran off the road then lost control of the vehicle when re-entering the roadway. The vehicle then ran off the roadway to the left, down an embankment, going airborne crossing a ditch, then overturning."

While the investigation is still under way, motorists waiting for the road to be opened again speculated Thursday.

Ken Talley, Indianapolis, said it appeared as if a back tire had blown out of the vehicle.

Talley arrived after the accident occured.

S.R. 46 was closed for approximately five hours Thursday, reopening at 3:30 p.m.

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