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Sheriff investigates unattended rollover

Staff writer

The Marion County Sheriff’s office investigated an unattended rollover July 31 on Kanza Road North of Durham Cove.

Hillsboro ambulance and firefighters were called to assist a sheriff’s officer at the rolled over vehicle even though it was initially reported that there was no one inside the car.

The report by Sergeant Larry Starkey said the car was northbound on Kanza and for an unknown reason failed to make a corner and drove into the west ditch. The vehicle went down an embankment, struck several trees, and then rolled onto its top. Airbags were deployed.

The car a 1995 Eagle Vision was registered to Todd Redger of 210 Vernon St., Lehigh. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, Redger was not with the vehicle.

Starkey wrote in his report that the car had been stolen and driven into the ditch.

Sheriff Robert Craft would not comment on the case, saying the matter was under investigation Thursday.

When the sheriff’s officer checked the blue, four-door passenger car’s license plate, it came back as the plate of a Jeep registered to a Marion County resident with a canceled class B license.

Initially confusion with VIN number information at the scene led the sheriff’s officers and dispatchers to believe the plate and VIN number did not match.

Craft would not comment about the vehicle.

Last modified Aug. 11, 2011

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