Robert Love, 51, of Mt. Pleasant, was southbound on State Highway 69 Dec. 4 at 6:40 a.m. in his 1977 Jeep when Tim Harvell, 50, of Melbourne, driving a 1994 Dodge Intrepid, rear ended Love causing Love's vehicle to overturn. Harvell was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Charges for Harvell are pending. The investigating trooper was Coty Williams.
A one-vehicle accident Dec. 4 around 6:55 p.m. resulted in the death of Louie Barnes, 69, of Sage. Barnes, driving a 2002 Ford pickup, was southbound on State Highway 69 when about 0.1 miles north of the intersection of State Highways 69 and 69 South, he lost control of his vehicle while negotiation a curve. Barnes' vehicle ran off the south bound lane, rolled onto the driver's side and struck a utility pole. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigating trooper was Brandon J. Cook.