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Sunday Fatality: New Albany man dies in wreck on Hanover Hill
Courier Staff Report
Monday, July 07, 2014 11:00 AM
(Staff photo by Steve Dickerson)
One person was killed and three others suffered minors injuries in a two-vehicle accident on State Road 62 near the east junction of State Road 56 on Sunday afternoon.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a pick-up truck driven by James T. Bagshaw, 55, of New Albany, was traveling west on State Road 62 toward Hanover when it went left of the center line and into on-coming traffic, according to Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Tucker.
Bagshaw's vehicle crossed the eastbound lane and went off the southside of the road where it struck a utility pole. It spun off of the pole and struck a car driven by Phillip G. Wright, 73 of Madison, that was eastbound on State Road 62.
Bagshaw's vehicle then struck the front-end of a guardrail that went through the driver's compartment, ejecting Bagshaw out the rear window of the truck. Bagshaw was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wright and his wife, Esther, 81, a front-seat passenger in the car, were taken to King's Daughter Hospital where they was treated for minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.
Jimmy Dimmitt of New Albany, a passenger in Bagshaw's truck, was treated for minor injuries on the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Tucker said the use of marijuana and alcohol contributed to the cause of the crash. Toxicology results are pending.
It's sad to lose another life to DUI. My condolences to the Bagshaw family. Angels were riding with Jimmy Dimmit and the Wright family. Jimmy you were given a second chance at life. Your friend or family member didn't get that chance. Don't let his death be in vain, get help for yourself if you need it and help others you know by not letting them drive when they are impaired. Let them have another tomorrow.
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