UPDATE: SR 56 Reopens Several Hours After Wrecks Damages Utility Pole

Posted On December 19, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Update published at 11:52 a.m.:

State Road 56 has reopened at Tuesday morning’s crash scene, according to police. The highway is open to traffic for the first time since a vehicle wreck caused a utility pole and wires to fall across the roadway at around 1:30 a.m.


Update published at 8:53 a.m.:

As of 8:30 a.m., Dearborn County dispatchers say State Road 56 remains closed at Lighthouse Marina due to an early morning crash that brought down a utility pole.

The highway may not reopen until around 11:00 a.m., the dispatchers said.

Motorists should continue to use an alternate route until the highway reopens.


Original story published at 6:23 a.m.:

(Aurora, Ind.) – An early morning crash has State Road 56 shut down between Aurora and Rising Sun.

It was around 1:30 a.m. when a single vehicle wrecked into a utility pole along S.R. 56 near Lighthouse Marina at the Dearborn-Ohio county line. A pole and power lines fell across the highway.

Dispatchers say nobody was injured.

The highway remains closed until further notice. It may not reopen to traffic until a utility crew can get there to fix the broken pole. Motorists looking to travel between Rising Sun and Aurora will need to use an alternate route Tuesday morning.

Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputies, Aurora Police, and Aurora Fire Department remain on the scene.