Velpen Man Cited from Weekend Accident

A Velpen man has been cited following an injury accident that occurred near Pikeville this past Saturday afternoon.

Indiana Conservation Officers say 48-year-old Tracy Powers of Columbia, South Carolina was southbound on State Road 257 near Pike County Road 775 East at about 2:40 pm on Saturday. Officers say 22-year-old Tyler Smith of Velpen failed to stop at the highway intersection and collided with the front of Powers’ vehicle. Smith and Powers were both treated for minor injuries at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene after suffering heavy damage. Smith was cited for disregarding a stop sign.

The Holland and Lockhart Township fire departments, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department assisted.