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Shelbyville Man Fatally Struck By Fallen Tree

Posted On November 03, 2015

By Travis Thayer

(Ohio County, Ind.) – A fallen tree has reportedly claimed the life of a Shelbyville man.

Ohio County Communications received a call from Mary Haddix around 4:41 Tuesday morning stating that she could not contact her husband, Ernie “Gill” Haddix, who had traveled to property they owned on White Road in Ohio County on Monday.

She stated that she could not contact her husband by cellular phone due to his location, but he had not returned home.

Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies said the subject’s vehicle was located near the property and after searching the area on foot, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s K9 unit was called to locate the individual.

Approximately 15 minutes later the K9 unit located a deceased male in the woods that had been struck by a fallen tree.

The Ohio County Coroner was called to the scene to complete the investigation. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office were also assisted by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and Rising Sun Fire and EMS.