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Resident struck by vehicle, dies

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Brazil resident died Saturday evening after being struck by a vehicle.

At approximately 6:54 p.m., Saturday, officers with the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil City Police Department responded to an automobile accident involving a pedestrian on State Road 340.

According to reports, a vehicle, driven by Jonathan C. Orten, 46, Brazil, was traveling east on SR 340 when he struck Roxanne L. Buescher, 25, Brazil.

Clay County Coroner Joel Reinoehl pronounced Buescher dead at the scene.

Orten told officials he did not see anything but felt something hit his vehicle. He then turned around to go back.

According to a report provided by CCSD, a witness stated he witnessed Buescher in the roadway bending over doing "something."

The report stated the witness asked Buescher if she needed help, to which she responded "yes."

However, at that moment, the vehicle driven by Orten came over a hill. The witness then began yelling to Buescher to get out of the road and started running toward her.

The report stated Buescher was attempting to remove her dog from the roadway after it had been hit by another vehicle.

Due to the nature of the accident, a breathalyzer test was administered to Orten, which was found negative. No citations have been issued.

Assisting in the crash were TransCare, the Posey Township Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and the Knightsville Town Marshal.

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For both families. Also terrible to have caused another's death like that. Sad is all that can be said. I am so sorry for all involved.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 5:15 PM

I have known this young Lady since she was born.

This is a total shock! I have spoken to her father, a dear and old friend of mine. This person was his oldest daughter. This close to Christmas what a shame! She will be dearly missed by all those that knew her.

-- Posted by jamesk46 on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 7:05 PM

She was one of my closest friends I will miss her so much

-- Posted by jonardan on Sun, Dec 20, 2009, at 7:25 PM

This is such a tragedy. Our prayers to both families involved. Heartbreaking.

-- Posted by Sunspotbaby on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:35 AM

Such a tragedy. My heart breaks for all of those affected by this. I cannot begin to imagine what you all are going thru, but certainly thoughts and prayers for all of the families.

-- Posted by JaniLou on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:48 AM

This is so sad of a story,A young lady trying to save her pet,and gets killed,

I am sure she will be missed by all,

I feel so sorry for the driver too,this has to be H-- on him also.

Irony of this situation is that a pet dog will give his life to save you,thats a known fact.and it this case it was just opposite.

My condolence to the whole family and my prayers too

-- Posted by T-REX on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 11:27 AM

I feel so bad for everyone involved. Getting through the holidays will be tough for a long time. God be with all of you. I will say a special pray for all.

-- Posted by Duddlebug on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 1:42 PM

We were very sorry to hear about the death of Ms. Buescher but are not surprised as fast as people drive on State Road 340. We have to be really careful crossing to our mailbox because traffic comes flying over the hill all the time.

-- Posted by mcloyd40@hotmail.com on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 3:59 PM

The story is so tragic, I can not find the words to express my feelings for everyone involved. When I heard about it from my wife, a thought flashed through my mind, almost a vison if you will. I saw a vison of a young woman and a dog playing in the perfect grassy fields of Heaven. I pray that is how it was.

-- Posted by Grudge on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 7:09 PM

This is so sad for everyone involved. Her life ended trying to save her dog. Being a dog lover myself, I know how I would have felt.

I feel bad for the driver, also. I'm sure there was no way that he could have seen her. That road is very dark in areas, IMO.

-- Posted by th1953 on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:15 PM

Our family has known this family since our own childhood and Roxanne since her birth. No words can express how much she will be missed or how much she was loved. Only God knows why. May God bless her family and friends and give them peace and strength through this time and in the days to come.

-- Posted by familyfriend1 on Mon, Dec 21, 2009, at 10:38 PM


Our thoughts are with you. All of your family at FCC Terre Haute will be here for you.

Steve M.

-- Posted by White Lightning 54 on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 7:15 AM

I can't say i was close friends with Roxanne but i went to school with her from kindergarten all the way through til i graduated a year before... We grew up in a small farm community where everyone knows everyone... Roxanne as i always knew her was such a sweet girl... I am sorry for your family & friends loss~!!! Such a tragedy at anytime of the year but a week before christmas... A holiday you should be spending with your loved ones, not being laid to rest... Especially at such a young age~! You will be missed by many Roxanne~!!

-- Posted by someoneNmissouri on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 8:41 PM

The funeral was nice. I will miss her and I'm sure all that loved her will also

-- Posted by jonardan on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 6:54 PM

Can anyone please send a photo scan of Roxanne to me, or post it on her Find A Grave site that I just sponsored? http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...

I would like to honor this loving, brave lady and let the world know of her life. Thank you, David

-- Posted by David Eastburn on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 4:17 PM

P.S. My email address is pdavideastburn@yahoo.com. I would appreciate any more information you know about Roxanne. David

-- Posted by David Eastburn on Thu, Aug 12, 2010, at 4:18 PM

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