Passenger Killed in Crash North of Loogootee Identified

Martin County: The passenger killed in a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning on US231 near Boggs Lake has been identified.

35-year-old John Brett of Shoals was the passenger in the 2008 Dodge Avenger that was struck on US231 near County Road 700 North. Brett was transported from the scene to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, and later transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, where he died as a result of his injuries.

At 8:20 A.M. Wednesday, 60-year-old Kevin Sears of Odon was northbound on US231, when for an unknown reason, his 2002 Honda Civic veered into the southbound lane and into the path the Dodge, driven by 29-year-old Zachary Greene of Loogootee. Sears’s Honda struck Greene’s Avenger, coming to a stop almost immediately.

Sears was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Martin County Coroner. Greene was being treated for injuries to his legs and ankle.

All three vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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