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2/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
Crash near Patriot is fatal

A two vehicle, head-on collision on State Road 156 just east of Patriot on Sunday night resulted in the death of a Patriot resident.

Switzerland County Sheriff Roy Leap said that the accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Sunday evening. Lawrence Allison, 66, of Warsaw, Kentucky, and his wife were traveling westbound on Highway 156 when their vehicle impacted a second vehicle, which was traveling east and driven by James M. Bevis, 24, of Patriot.

James Bevis was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. Lawrence Allison and his wife were transported by Switzerland County EMS to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

Agencies assisting at the scene of the accident included Switzerland County Sheriff's Department; Switzerland County EMS; Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department; Patriot Volunteer Fire Department; Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department; Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department; the Indiana State Police; and the Switzerland County Coroner's office.

The accident remains under investigation as this time. The Switzerland County Sheriff's Department asks that anyone who may have information about this crash to contact the sheriff's office at 427-3636. All information may be provided anonymously.

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