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June 13, 2013

Lanesville man killed in crash identified

NEW SALISBURY —

Christopher Farnsley, 31, of Lanesville, died following a single-vehicle accident late Wednesday night.

Farnsley died of blunt-force injuries, according to Harrison County Coroner Rusty Sizemore.

The crash that killed Farnsley happened in the 1900 block of Hancock Chapel Road near New Salisbury around 11 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, his truck went off the road, struck a tree and bounced back onto the road, according to a WAVE-TV report.

Farnsley was pronounced dead at the scene. His female passenger was taken to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment. Her name has not been released, WAVE reported.

Harrison County deputies along with an Indiana State Police accident reconstruction team are handling the accident investigation.

From the initial investigation deputies said it appeared Farnsley was not wearing a seatbelt.

— News and Tribune

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