Crash kills West Lafayette man, injures 3 others

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a single vehicle personal injury crash in the 700 block E 900 N, shortly after 10:00pm on Monday, September 29. The crash killed a West Lafayette man and injured three others when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway and flipped.

Bradley A Spencer, age 20, of 7511 North 75 East, West Lafayette was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Three others in the car sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Injured were 18 year old, Billy R. Burrow of Lafayette; 18 year old James D. Seamans of Battle Ground; and a 16 year old minor.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling east on 900 N and left the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle lost control and struck a drainage tile causing the vehicle to roll. The inverted vehicle came to rest in the 700 block E 900 N.

Emergency personnel arrived to find four occupants from the vehicle. Two of the occupants were transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and one occupant was transported by ambulance to Home Hospital. A fourth occupant had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash and received fatal injuries at the scene.

None of the occupants were believed to be wearing seatbelts. Alcohol and or illegal drugs have not been ruled out at this time.

The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was dispatched to assist with the investigation. The Battle Ground Fire Department, Tippecanoe Ambulance Service and Indiana State Police also assisted with the investigation. The crash is still under investigation at this time.

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