Danville Man Dies After Owen County Crash

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A Danville man died after a crash in Owen County Thursday.

On Thursday evening just before 5:30 PM, a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck with an attached horse trailer  was driving northbound in the 9700 block of US 231.

For unknown reasons, the truck left the roadway, struck a guardrail and became inverted, all before detaching from the trailer and coming to final rest.

The driver, Franklin C. Stokes, 58 of Danville, IN. was ejected from the passenger side window and unresponsive as emergency personnel arrived.

A seat belt was not in use at the time of this crash.

Stokes was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been notified.

The horse trailer was empty when the crash occurred.

Trooper Ian Matthews investigated the crash and was assisted by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, Owen County EMS, Owen County Fire Department, Cloverdale Township Fire Department, and the Owen County Coroner’s Office.

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