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Man, 79, Killed In Batesville Wreck

Posted On August 01, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Batesville, Ind.) – A man was killed in a crash in Batesville on Friday.

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office says Gerald Heppner, 79, was operating a vehicle that went off the roadway and struck a parked car on State Road 46 at Enneking Auto Body on the east side of town at around 3:00 p.m. on July 28.

Heppner was taken to Margaret Mary Health where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies say it’s unknown why Heppner’s car veered off the highway.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Batesville Police Department, Indiana State Police, Batesville Fire and Rescue, Morris Volunteer Fire Department, Batesville EMS 10, and Ripley County Medics.