Severe Accident Kills Driver and Severely Injures Passenger

On August 21st, Parke County Sheriffs’ Office deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 59 near Cascade Road. The vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was traveling southbound on State Road 59 when it left the east side of the road, rolled several times and ejected both occupants. The driver, Daniel Chad Crowder, 35 of Mansfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Brittany Reffett, 25 of Mansfield, was airlifted by Lifeline due to her injuries and the nature of the crash. Assisting with the scene and investigation were the Bellmore Fire Department, Parke County Ambulance Service, and the Parke County Coroner’s Office.

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