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Rushville man killed in SUV - tractor-trailer crash

A fatal crash in Rush County Sunday with an SUV that drove into an oncoming tractor-trailer.


Rush County authorities responded to the 4000 block of South SR 3 at 9:30 am Sunday.  A vehicle fire and entrapment was first reported by 911 callers after the head-on collision.  A driver at the scene stopped and managed to put out the fire.  The Rushville City Fire Department and Rushville Township arrived but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful as Kevin Neuman, 25, of Rushville, was declared dead at the scene.


The driver of the semi, Darnell Nesbit, 33, of Huntsville, AL, did not sustain serious injuries.  He stated that he attempted to avoid Neuman but was unable.


The Rush County Sheriff's Office says Nesbitt totally cooperated with law enforcement while giving a blood sample for toxicology.  The report on both parties is pending at this time.


The county's accident reconstruction team is continuing with its investigation.  Anyone with information can contact the RCSO at 765-932-2931.