The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

September 19, 2011

Police looking for information about Saturday's fatal crash in Vincennes

VINCENNES — Indiana State Police and area law enforcement agencies are looking for the red or maroon vehicle that was indirectly involved in Saturday’s fatal crash involving a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy.

The vehicle is described as a late-1980s or early-1990s red or maroon small type vehicle that resembles a Mazda RX 7.  The vehicle was further described as being in poor condition.

Anyone with information concerning this vehicle is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at

1-800-852-3970 or the Knox County Sheriff’s Department at 1-812-882-7660.  Anyone with information can remain anonymous.

A four-year-old Bicknell boy was killed in the accident.

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

As Fuller was approaching the intersection with North 17th 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 north on North 17th Street approaching the intersection. 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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