Investigators look into fatal crash in Hamilton County 


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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on Dec. 3. Deputies were dispatched to the 22800 block of Mule Barn Road, just south of Sheridan, on a report of a vehicle inverted in a field. Responding officers found a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser on its left side in a hay field. Witnesses at the crash scene stated the vehicle was traveling southbound on Mule Barn Road when it crossed the center line and ran through several yards before hitting a tree, rolling over, and landing on its side.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as James E. Gallimore, age 59 of Sheridan, was pinned inside the vehicle when first responders arrived. Mr. Gallimore succumbed to his injuries at the scene before he could be extricated from the vehicle. According to an initial crash report, Gallimore did not appear to be wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash.

This is an open investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Toxicology and autopsy results are pending as investigators try to determine the cause of the crash or if medical issues possibly preceded the crash. Anyone with information should contact Deputy S. Goff at 317-773-1282.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sheridan Police and Fire Departments.

UPDATE: Dec.4 

An autopsy conducted late on Dec.3  determined the driver, James E. Gallimore of Sheridan, involved in the single vehicle fatal crash on Mule Barn Road in Hamilton County died of natural causes. An exact cause of death, other than natural causes, was not released.

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