Off-duty Edgewood officer arrested for fatal crash

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
According to The Herald Bulletin, an off-duty Edgewood, Ind. officer was involved in a fatal crash Sunday afternoon.

Members of the Madison County Sheriff Department's Accident Team examine the wreckage of a serious accident in the 7500 block of West Indiana 32 near Lapel on Sunday afternoon. A male passenger in the blue Buick sedan pictured was killed, and a pregnant woman driver was transported from the scene in a medical helicopter. Photo by Jack Molitor

EDGEWOOD, Ind.-- According to The Herald Bulletin, an off-duty Edgewood, Ind. officer was involved in a fatal crash Sunday afternoon.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. and involved two vehicles heading west in the 7500 block of W. Indiana 32.

A 1996 Buick Century driven by Rebecca Marie Sperry, 22, was struck from behind by a 2004 Yukon driven by James D. Foutch, 41.

The impact drove the Buick off the road and into a utility pole. The utility pole snapped in half due to the impact of the wreck.

A male passenger in the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene, while Sperry, who was nine months pregnant, was taken to St. Vincent in Indianapolis with serious injuries.

No information on Sperry's condition or the condition of the unborn child has been released.

The name of the man who died will not be released until family members are notified.

Foutch, an off-duty Edgewood officer, was arrested this evening on a charge of driving while intoxicated causing death.

Investigators believe he had prescription drugs in his system at the time of the accident.

Authorities have put a 72-hour hold on Foutch’s charges as investigators gather more information.


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