One killed in Rush County crash

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Rush County - One person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on crash at State Road 3, about half a mile north of State Road 244 in Rush County.

The crash closed SR 3 while police investigated the crash, which occurred around 2:30 pm. The road reopened after about two hours.

Police say 22-year-old Michael Combs of Rushville was driving northbound on SR 3 when his pick-up truck crossed the center line and struck a box truck head-on. Combs' truck caught fire and had to be extinguished by the fire department.

Combs was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the box truck, 33-year-old Mark Black of Greensburg, was treated and released at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Black submitted to a blood alcohol/drug test as required by state law, though police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.