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Crash Claims Life Of Switzerland Co. Man

Posted On February 03, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

fatal-accident-crash-graphic-small.jpg(Patriot, Ind.) – A Patriot man died in a crash not far from his home Sunday evening.

The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 7:15 p.m. on State Road 156 east of Patriot.  According to deputies Lawrence Allison, 66, of Warsaw, was travelling westbound when his vehicle impacted a second vehicle heading eastbound driven by James Bevis, 24, of Patriot.

Bevis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Allison and a passenger in his car, his wife, were each taken by Switzerland County EMS ambulance to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where their conditions are not known.

That fatal crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Other agencies assisting at the scene were Posey Township Fire, Patriot Fire, Jeff-Craig Fire, Rising Sun Fire, Indiana State Police, and the Switzerland County Coroner.

Bevis was a 2009 graduate of Switzerland County High School.