Police: Car Crashes Into Indiana Home, Killing Man

June 29, 2011

Police say a western Indiana fire chief is being held on a preliminary drunken driving charge after his car crashed into a house, killing a man and critically injuring his wife.

Parke County Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Todd tells the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute that 43-year-old Stacey Williamson was pronounced dead at the scene of early Tuesday’s accident. His 46-year-old wife, Mary Williamson, is in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

Todd says Mecca Fire Chief Michael R. Collom was driving a 2006 Ford Mustang when the 38-year-old lost control of the car about 4:45 a.m. and crashed into the Williamson’s home in the town of Mecca, entering their bedroom. Four children in the house were not injured.

Collom is being held without bail on a preliminary drunken driving charge.

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