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Two Killed In State Road 129 Crash

Posted On October 02, 2017

By Travis Thayer

Photo by Indiana State Police.

(Ripley County, Ind.) – Two people were killed in a head-on crash in Ripley County over the weekend.

Indiana State Police responded to the crash on State Road 129 near Mud Pike around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Troopers say Amanda Shadday, 34, of Batesville, was traveling northbound on State Road 129 when her vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Tracy Lipps, 61, of Osgood.

According to the Ripley County Coroner’s Office, Shadday was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Lipps’ vehicle, Ralph Lawson, 64, of Virginia, also sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lipps was airlifted to UC Medical Center with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and toxicology results are still pending.