Vehicle-scooter wreck results in death of Patriot woman

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An accident on State Road 156 on Monday afternoon involving a vehicle and a motorized scooter resulted in the death of a local woman.

Carolyn “Sarah” Harris, 39, of Upper Goose Creek Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Switzerland County Coroner’s office.

An investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but officers with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police responded to the scene.

According to Switzerland County Sheriff Nathan Hughes, a thorough investigation of the accident scene is still going on, and anyone who may have seen the accident, or who has information regarding the accident, should contact his office at 427-3636.

Officers on the scene said that Sarah Harris was operating a Roketa scooter on State Road 156 when she collided with a 1988 Lincoln. The vehicle was being driven by Charles “Shorty” Brameier, 86, of near Quercus Grove.

Charles Brameier was treated for injuries he received at the scene and was released.

Also on the scene were members of the Jeff-Craig Township and East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Departments, and also Switzerland County Emergency Medical Services.

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Carolyn “Sarah” (Mahan) Harris was born in Knox County, Kentucky, then moving to Switzerland County after growing up in Dayton, Kentucky.

She met her husband, Alan Harris, in 1995, and the couple were married on September 10th, 1999. He survives.

She is survived by two sons: Johnathan Davis, 17; and Cory Davis, 13, of Crittenden, Kentucky; and three step sons: Travis Harris, Chris Harris, and Dan Harris, all of Cincinnati.

She is also survived by her brother, Donnie Mahan and wife Susan of Vevay.

She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, and also played some golf; and enjoyed animals, including a fondness for her horses and mules.

She was a former employee of Swiss Caps near Patriot, and had worked in maintenance at Newport Steel and the Mazak Company – both in Newport, Kentucky.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of Alan Harris and Sons Appliances on Main Street in Vevay. Friends and family say that she had been working on ideas for renovating their building and revamping the business during the past couple of weeks.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends and family may call beginning at noon, with the funeral service scheduled to begin at 1 p.m..

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For a complete obituary of Carolyn “Sarah” Harris, see page 2 of today’s edition.