Three-vehicle crash claims life of Bloomington man

Indiana State Police continue their investigation into a fatal crash in Monroe County. Curt Durnil, State Police Spokesman, says that just before 9 a.m. on Monday, Troopers responded to a multi-car crash that resulted in a Bloomington man losing his life.

Durnil says that the preliminary investigation a car driven by Ryan M. Kimbrel, 31 of Mitchell, was traveling northbound on State Road 37 Bloomington Crashapproaching Tapp Road. For unknown reasons, investigators say that Kimbrel swerved from the left lane into the right lane where vehicles were stopped for a red light. They say that Kimbrel’s car sideswiped a stopped car, then continued northbound into the intersection, colliding with another Tcar that was traveling through the intersection.

Durnil says that the driver of the vehicle going through the intersection, James F. Sprague, Jr., 69 of Bloomington, was killed in the crash. He notes that the driver of the first vehicle that was struck, Rachel L. Whitson, 31, of Bedford, was not injured.

Both Sprague and Kimbrel were taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. State Police are working to find out what caused the crash.