LOOGOOTEE — The Daviess County Sheriff's Department reports that around 8:30 p.m. Monday, an accident was reported at a residence at 9186 S. CR 1125 E., Loogootee. The caller reported a vehicle had struck a tree and the airbag was deployed.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Donald Ray Harris, 59, Loogootee. Harris was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital by Southwest Medical and was later pronounced deceased.

Concluding the investigation, the passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on CR 1125 E. when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and traveled nearly 400 feet before striking a tree.

Individuals on the scene began CPR on Harris until Southwest Medical arrived. It is believed at this time Harris had a medical emergency before the crash.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Department was assisted by Southeast Fire Department, Dubois County EMS and Southwest Medical.

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