Man, 21, Dies In Crash

Posted On September 24, 2013

By Mike Perleberg



A Sunman man died when his vehicle hit a tree head-on after leaving State Road 48 in Dearborn County Monday.

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(Dearborn County, Ind.) – A 21-year-old man was killed in a crash on State Road 48 in Dearborn County Monday.


The crash happened at about 1:41 p.m. on the highway near Lexington Drive.


According to a report by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, two witnesses said a vehicle driven by Joseph Michael Simpson, 21, of Sunman, was traveling East on SR 48 when he lost control. The vehicle went off the road and into a wooded area where it collided with a tree.


Simpson was pronounced dead on the scene.


Investigators believe that speed was a factor.


The crash remains under investigation.