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One killed, another injured in Friday SR 44 head-on crash

A Shelbyville man was killed in a Friday accident on State Road 44 near the Shelby - Johnson county line.



The Shelby County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene just before 7:00 pm Friday in the 8300 block of West SR 44.  A Dodge Caravan being driven eastbound by Javier Torres, 34, of Shelbyville, crossed into the westbound lanes.  The Caravan struck a westbound Chevy pickup head-on. The Chevy truck was being driven by Kellen Lawson, 18, of Shelbyville.


Torres was pronounced dead at the scene. Lawson was transported to IU Methodist in stable condition.


There were no passengers in the vehicles.