Elizabethtown man dies in crash, avoids hitting school bus

An Elizabethtown man died last week, while trying to avoid a crash with a stopped school bus, police say.

63-year-old Daniel L. Sallee of Jennings County was pronounced dead by the Jackson County Coroner’s office at the scene of the crash on Jackson County Road 1000E near County Road 250N Friday morning.

Indiana State Police are reporting that the crash happened at about 8 a.m. in the morning Friday several miles south of Seymour. Sallee was speeding southbound when he encountered a Seymour Community School’s bus stopped in the southbound lane to pick up a student. The bus warning lights were activated and the stop arm was extended.

Troopers say that Sallee applied his brakes and took evasive action to avoid hitting the bus. His car left the road and flipped over. He was not wearing a seat belt, contributing to his fatal injuries, state police say.

The school bus was not involved in the crash and neither the driver nor students were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles was also assisted at the scene by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County EMS, Jackson County Fire Departments and Hampton’s Towing.