Trooper struck by debris from crash during traffic stop

State Trooper Kyle Black sustained minor injuries when his vehicle was struck during a traffic stop on US 421, south of Versailles. (Photo: ISP)
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VERSAILLES, Ind. (WTHR) – An Indiana State Trooper suffered minor injuries when his vehicle was struck while conducting a traffic stop.

The incident happened around 9:45 a.m. Sunday on US 421 near County Road 750 South in southern Ripley County.

Trooper Kyle Black's vehicle was pulled over on the shoulder behind a 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Barbara Ann Matis, 48, when the Trooper Black's vehicle was rear ended by a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Mary Ann Holman, 77.


According to State Police, Holman’s vehicle collided with the rear of Trooper Black’s vehicle — which was then pushed into Matis’ vehicle.

Debris from Holman’s vehicle struck Trooper Black, who was standing outside of his vehicle, causing an injury to his leg. He was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville where he was treated and released.

Holman was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Matis complained of pain but declined to be transported for further medical treatment.