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Man killed in near head-on crash in Decatur County

A man was killed Monday in a Decatur County two-vehicle crash.

Just after 8 a.m., the Indiana State Police began investigating a two-vehicle crash on US 421 in southern Decatur County that resulted in the death of an Osgood man.

The initial investigation by Master Trooper David Owsley, Indiana State Police-Versailles District Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, driving by Noah Seals, 26, of Osgood, was traveling southbound on US 421 near Decatur County Road 600 South. For an unknown reason, Seals’ vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound 2016 Mack dump truck being driven by Patrick Stroud, 38, of Vevay. The vehicles collided nearly head on in the northbound lanes of US 421.

Both vehicles left the roadway before coming to rest. Seals was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office. Stroud sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was transported to the Decatur County Hospital where he was treated and released.

The crash remains under investigation. Toxicology results are pending although alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash.

US 421 was closed for nearly four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur County EMS, Napoleon Fire Department, and the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.