Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

Markleville Man Leaves Crash Scene, Spends Birthday in Jail

Madison CountyA Markleville man was arrested last evening after he caused a crash on I-69 and fled the scene. The crash occurred around 5 pm. in the north bound passing lane of I-69 around the 220 mile marker. A north bound 2001 Ford Taurus, driven by Anthony J. Wallace, age 33, crashed into the rear of a 2007 Ford being driven by Mary Couch of Muncie.

Both vehicles ended up crashed in the median. When firefighters arrived Anthony Wallace, whose birthday was yesterday, (6/7) lied to firefighters giving them an incorrect name.  He then got into his car and left the scene as firefighters attended to Couch, who was transported from the scene by EMS with minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Lee Tinch responded to the scene, and with the help of Troopers Cook, Harvey and Ridgway, later located and arrested Wallace at a residence on Madison County Road West 300 North.  It was discovered that Wallace was wanted on a Madison County Warrant for Failure to Appear for Driving While Suspended.

Troopers lodged Wallace for the warrant, and also charged him with misdemeanor Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash; Driving While License Suspended and Failure to Provide Identify- providing a False Identity Statement.

Wallace, who was also issued a ticket for Following Too Closely, was lodged in the Madison County Jail.  Trooper Tinch was assisted at the scene by Troopers Cook, Harvey and Ridgway, and by Pendleton Fire and EMS units.

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