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Knox County head-on crash kills elderly couple

Posted by on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 @ 9:47 am.

KNOX CO., Ind. - A head-on crash attributed to one of those "crossing the center line for no apparent reason" cases claimed the lives of two elderly people yesterday (Wednesday, June 12, 2019).

Indiana State Police said that at approximately 4:34 p.m. Wednesday, they responded to a two-vehicle crash on SR 159 north of Bicknell that killed the couple, both of Freelandville, and injured a Vincennes man.

Preliminary investigation revealed John B. Buck, 71 of Freelandville, was driving his 2002 Jeep northbound on SR 159 approximately a half-mile north of Brocksmith Road.

Joshua A. Roark, 27, of Vincennes, was traveling southbound on SR 159 approaching Brocksmith Road when for unknown reasons drove left of center and collided head-on into Buck’s vehicle.

John Buck and his wife, Rita Buck, 71, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Roark was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where he is being treated for serious injuries. SR 159 was closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated the crash.

This is an on-going investigation.


  • John B. Buck, 71, Freelandville, Ind. (Family has been notified)
  • Rita A. Buck, 71, Freelandville, Ind.

Investigating Trooper: Master Trooper Jim Dotson, Indiana State Police

Assisting Troopers: Sergeant Kylen Compton, Master Trooper Randy Huddleston, Master Trooper Gary Goodman and Trooper Nick Hatfield

Assisting Agencies: Knox County Sheriff’s Department, Bicknell Police, Knox County Coroner’s Office, Knox County EMS, Bicknell Fire Department and Vigo Twp. Fire Department

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