Crash in Ripley County claims life of Madison man

A two-vehicle crash on US 421 in Ripley County claimed the life of a Madison man Friday afternoon.

The preliminary investigation shows that an SUV, driven by 50-year-old Shannon Hubbard, of Pekin, IN, was traveling southbound and was attempting to pass another vehicle. That led to Hubbard’s vehicle striking a northbound car driven by 21-year-old Henry Finney.

Finney was transported, via ambulance, to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison where he died from his injuries. Hubbard was also transported by ambulance to King’s Daughters’ Hospital before being flown to The University of Cincinnati Hospital. She is listed in serious, but stable condition.

State Police say that improper passing and traveling at a high rate of speed are believed to be contributing factors to the crash. It is believed that both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Neither drugs, nor alcohol, are believed to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending.