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Jennings Co. man in critical condition after crash


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A Jennings County man who was seriously injured in a crash that killed his female companion is fighting for his life in an Indianapolis hospital.

Steven D. Fletcher, 31, of rural Butlerville, who was flown to IU Health Methodist Hospital following the one-vehicle crash Monday in southwest Decatur County, was listed in critical condition Wednesday with head and internal injuries, according to hospital spokeswoman Lori Ewoldt.

Brooklynn N. Murray, 22, of rural Dupont, who was driving the car that crashed at the conclusion of a nine-mile police pursuit near the Jennings-Decatur County line, was pronounced dead at the scene. Their 2009 Honda first struck a utility pole and rock ditch before rolling several times in a farm field near Sardinia.

Please read Thursday's edition of The Republic for more details.

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