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Mississippi man dies in 2-truck crash on US 31 in Tipton County

SHARPSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A Mississippi man died in a two-truck crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Tipton County, Indiana State Police said.

Michael Rigdon, 67, of Forest, Mississippi, was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup pulling a 2019 Reflection travel trailer south on U.S. 31 near County Road 550 North. According to a news release from the state police, the Dodge crossed the grassy median for an undetermined reason and traveled into the northbound lanes of U.S. 31. The Dodge then struck head-on a northbound 2007 International straight truck driven by Sir Deon Terrell, 32, of South Bend.

The crash happened about 4:10 p.m., the Indiana State Police said. The crash site is about 30 miles north of Indianapolis.

 Rigdon was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Terrell was transported to a hospital with a complaint of pain. He was treated and released.

The investigation was continuing but alcohol and narcotics were not suspected as having contributed to the crash.


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