Cloverdale High School senior dies in single-vehicle crash

Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~ Updated 5:53 PM
A Quincy teenager was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his pickup and off State Road 42, into trees.
Courtesy Putnam County Sheriff's Department

CLOVERDALE -- A Quincy teen died in a single-vehicle crash on State Road 42 east of Cloverdale Saturday afternoon.

Eighteen-year-old Justin Trimble was pronounced dead at the scene after his Ford Ranger left the road and hit several trees.

Trimble had been a senior at Cloverdale High School.

Around 12:40 p.m., Trimble was eastbound on State Road 42 near County Road 675 East. The truck had passed through the iron bridge over Mill Creek when a witness observed it lose control and skid off the south side of the road.

The truck went down an embankment of about 15 feet before striking several trees.

One of these directly impacted the driverís side door.

Deputy Kyle Lee investigated the accident for the Putnam County Sheriffís Department. Deputy Scott Ducker was off-duty but in the area and also responded.

Other responders included the Cloverdale Township Fire Department, Putnam County EMS, INDOT, Seniourís Towing, the Cloverdale Police Department chaplain and the Putnam County Coronerís Office.

Roads were slick at the time due to a wintry mix falling in the area.

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  • Terrible.

    -- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Mar 14, 2020, at 6:07 PM
  • Many prayers going out to the family

    -- Posted by Nit on Sat, Mar 14, 2020, at 8:43 PM
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    Prayers for his family and friends.

    -- Posted by kkelly46052 on Sun, Mar 15, 2020, at 1:59 PM
  • My prayers for his family and friends. So young.

    -- Posted by interestedperson#1 on Sun, Mar 15, 2020, at 2:54 PM
  • As partof the family.. We want to thank you for you condolences...

    -- Posted by Atrimble5585 on Sun, Mar 15, 2020, at 9:21 PM
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