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December 10, 2013

Driver ID’d in Monday’s fatal car crash in Parke County

Police have identified the victim in Monday’s fatal car accident in Parke County.

The driver, Linda Chaney, 75, of Reelsville, was driving south on Indiana 59 south of Mansfield when her vehicle left the road and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident, which happened about 2:40 p.m., is unknown at this time, according to the Parke County Sheriff’s Department, which investigated.

Parke County EMS, Bellmore Rescue, Bridgeton Fire Department and Double D Towing assisted.

It was the second fatal accident in a 24-hour period investigated by Parke County authorities.

A fatal accident Sunday night was caused by black ice, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

Police responded to the single motor-vehicle accident at about 9 p.m. on U.S. 36 near Midway Road, between Montezuma and Rockville.

When officers arrived, they found two people trapped inside the vehicle, driver Larry McDaniel, 53, and passenger Ellen McDaniel, 23, both of Montezuma.

Fire units from Adams Township fire department were contacted for extrication equipment.

Larry McDaniel was pronounced dead at the scene, while Ellen McDaniel was transported to Union Hospital of Clinton for minor injuries.

Larry McDaniel was driving a Ford Ranger west on U.S. 36 when it struck a patch of black ice, which caused the vehicle to go off the road and strike a tree, according to the sheriff’s department.

 

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