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September 18, 2011

ISP investigating fatal crash involving sheriff's deputy

VINCENNES — A four-year-old Bicknell boy was killed in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon that resulted from a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy's attempt to make a traffic stop.

According to an investigation by the Indiana State Police, at approximately 12:44 p.m. Dep. John Fuller was traveling north on North 17th Street when he attempted to stop a red or maroon-colored Mazda RX 7 for a traffic violation.

As Fuller was approaching Busserson Street he activated the emergency lights and siren on his cruiser and attempted to stop the Mazda, which then drove through the intersection without stopping.

Barbara Forney, 26, Bicknell, was driving her 1999 Dodge Caravan west on Busserson Street approaching North 17th Street. Fuller entered the intersection without stopping at the stop sign and collided into the left rear of the Forney’s vehicle.

Jordan Walls, 4, was unrestrained in the rear of the Dodge and was seriously injured in the accident. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he later died from a head injury.

Two other passengers in the Dodge, Michael Kirby, 34, and Kendall Kirby, 12, both from Bicknell, were not wearing seat belts and were ejected. Michael Kirby was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital but was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Kendall Kirby was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Forney and Fuller were also taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled.

The investigation is continuing.

Investigating officers were ISP Master Trooper Gavin Wilson and ISP Sgt. Andy Clark.

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