Parke County—This morning at 9:49, Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Organ was patrolling along State Road 163 just west of US 41 (Lyford), when he came upon a one vehicle crash. The vehicle sustained heavy damage, but the female driver was able to free herself from the wreckage as Organ was stopping.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2000 Honda passenger car, driven by 50-year-old Terry Coffin of Brazil, IN., was westbound on SR 163, traveled off the north edge of the roadway, and struck a tree.
Terry Coffin was transported to Union Hospital of Clinton for possible internal injuries, lacerations, and complaint of pain.
Coffin was cited for no valid driver’s license and improper vehicle registration.
The crash was investigated by ISP Trooper Michael Organ. Assisting were ISP Troopers Tim Rader, Jason Owen, Ty Lightle, and Joe Watts, Clinton Police Officer John Alkire, Lyford Fire/Rescue, Parke County EMS, and Jackson Family Motors Towing.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.