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Mooresville woman dies in early-morning crash on Railroad Road
Updated on: 11.11.13

JACKSON TWP. — A Mooresville woman died and her boyfriend was injured in a one-car crash before dawn Nov. 11.

Meagan Lee Horton, 25, died at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma to the head, said Brown County Chief Deputy Coroner Earl Piper. The vehicle she was driving left Railroad Road around the 6200 block and slid into a tree on the driver’s side.

Her boyfriend, Joshua D. Stine, 25, of Mooresville, went to a neighboring house to get help, Piper said. He was later taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries, according to Deputy Greg Pittman of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened sometime before 2:40 a.m. A passing motorist reported the vehicle in a ditch about a mile west of State Road 135 North. Pittman, who was first to arrive, found a 2000 Cadillac CTR with the lights on smashed against a tree. He said Horton was trapped under the door and had no pulse.

A child seat was in the back seat. Pittman and Nashville Officer Josh Stargell searched the area for a child, but found none.

At about the same time, dispatch received a call from a nearby home that a bloodied man was on the front porch knocking on the door.

Stine told police that the couple had been drinking in Bloomington. They were on their way back to Mooresville when the crash occurred.

Pittman said alcohol, speed and unfamiliarity with Railroad Road likely contributed to the crash. There were no skid marks leading up to the tree, which was just feet from the roadside.

Piper said he did not believe either occupant was wearing a seat belt.

Pittman did not know how much time passed between the crash and the 911 call. He said the engine was still warm when he arrived.

Piper said Horton’s blood has been sent for a toxicology screen, as is standard procedure for drivers in fatal crashes.

Emergency responders were on scene until after 6 a.m. The Mooresville Police Department notified Horton’s family of her passing later that day.

Photo courtesy of Deputy Greg Pittman

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Joel 'Joe' F. White, 81, Brown County
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Brian L. Lawalin, 56, Indianapolis
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