John Redman, 53, Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured; Driver Of Other Vehicle Hurt In Accident On Suck Creek Road Saturday Morning

Saturday, July 21, 2018
John A. Redman, 53, of Marion County, was killed and two others injured in a head-on crash on Suck Creek Road on Saturday morning.


The accident at 8:45 a.m. at the 2100 block of Suck Creek Road involved a Kia Sedona mini-van and a Hyundai Elantra.


Preliminary results indicate that the Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound on Suck Creek Road and, while negotiating a curve, crossed the center line and struck the Kia Sedona mini-van head on.
After striking the Kia mini-van, the Elantra ran off the right side of its travel lane and hit a fence before coming to rest. 

Mr. Redman, the driver of the Hyundai Elantra, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the female passenger was transported via Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital with what is believed to be serious injuries. The driver of the Kia Sedona mini-van was also transported via Hamilton County EMS with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

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