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Officials provide updates on investigations

Monday, April 21, 2008

Officials have released information about two recent investigations.

Members of the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department were called back to put out hotspots at a Saline City residence destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.

Fire Chief Aron Morgan told The Brazil Times firefighters from the department left the scene at the intersection of Fourth and Planet streets around 10 p.m. Wednesday, but were called back around 1:30 a.m., and again shortly before 11 a.m., Thursday.

Morgan said the homeowner was covered by insurance.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Morgan said firefighters determined the fire started in the garage area and moved inside the home. Although an official cause can't be identified due to damage, Morgan said no further investigation would be done because it is not considered suspicious.

Details about a Friday evening accident involving a vehicle rollover have also been released.

ISP Trooper Troy Cobb provided The Brazil Times with an accident and arrest report concerning the Friday evening single-vehicle accident near County Road 600 North near the entrance to the Brazil/Clay County Airport.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Friday, Brazil resident Ryan W. Stough, 32, was driving east bound when he lost control of his 1997 Chevy Cavalier while apparently attempting to pass another car and drove into the ditch on the north side of the road. The convertible traveled approximately 30 feet before it flipped over a driveway, rolling several times to land front end down in the ditch.

Stough, who was not ejected from the vehicle, sustained cuts to his head and face during the accident. He was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment.

Reports show that during blood alcohol-testing Stough had a BAC of .21. Trooper Cobb arrested Stough.

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