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Brown County man dies in crash in Indianapolis
Updated on: 05.31.13

INDIANAPOLIS — A former Brown County man died and a Nashville resident was injured in a crash between a Buick and a semi tanker on Memorial Day in Marion County.

Dalton Couch, 19, was driving a 2003 Buick Century on West 38th Street at about 11 p.m. when he rear-ended a semi tanker that was stopped at a red light at Moller Road, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police report.

Couch was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma to the chest, the Marion County coroner’s office reported. Police did not immediately know his identity at the crash site.

Couch had lived most of his life in Brown County, but had been living in Bloomington at the time of his death, according to his obituary.

A passenger in Couch’s vehicle, Justin Shepherd, 23, of Green Valley Road, Nashville, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, police reported. “The passenger claimed that he did not know the driver of the vehicle and also did not know that he was even in Indianapolis,” the report states.

The driver of the semi, Richard Overholser, 60, of Anderson, was not injured. His blood was drawn after the crash, per state law. He was able to drive the semi from the accident scene.

The coroner’s office would not release the results of Couch’s toxicology report.

Couch’s family remembered him as a talented pitcher and basketball player who also enjoyed fishing and spending time with animals. His survivors include his parents, grandparents and two siblings.

Read his obituary by clicking here.

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