Bloomington man, 69, dies in car crash

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UPDATE (July 10, 2019) — Ryan Kimbrel was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Correction with 2 years suspended to probation. He pleaded guilty to OWI causing death with a Schedule I or II substance in the blood; other charges against him were dismissed as part of his plea agreement. His driver’s license is also suspended for 10 years.

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – Police say a Bloomington man was killed Monday morning in a multi-car crash.

The crash occurred just before 9 a.m. Police say their preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Hyundai sedan driven by Ryan M. Kimbrel, 31 of Mitchell was traveling northbound on State Road 37, approaching Tapp Road.

Police say Kimbrel drove the Hyundai from the left lane into the right lane where vehicles were stopped for a red light. He sideswiped a stopped 2014 Toyota sedan. The Hyundai then continued northbound into the intersection against a red traffic light, colliding with a 2013 Toyota sedan that was travelling through the intersection to turn south onto S.R. 37.

The driver of the 2013 Toyota , 69-year-old James F. Sprague Jr., was killed in the crash.

Kimbrel was taken to IU Health Bloomington in unknown condition. The driver of the 2014 Toyota was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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