Edinburgh business owner injured in crash

A Columbus North High School student and an Edinburgh businessman remained in the hospital Monday after a weekend accident.

Tim Dillingham, 50, operations manager of Ditech Inc. in Edinburgh, was listed in stable condition at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. He underwent a two-hour surgery Monday for broken ribs, a broken disc in the vertebrae and neck injuries, but his injuries are not life-threatening, his son-in-law, Bartholomew County Clerk Jay Phelps, said.

Elijah Kuhfahl, 15, of Hartsville, who suffered internal injuries and a broken collarbone, remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday at North Marr Road and County Road 600N in Bartholomew County.

Parker Maggette, 17, of Columbus, told investigators he was unfamiliar with both the road and the vehicle and his vision was hampered by rain and a foggy windshield when he ran a stop sign, striking the vehicle driven by Kim Dillingham, the officer said. A citation for failure to yield the right of way was issued to Maggette, said Indiana State Police Trooper Edward Olibo, who investigated the accident.

Maggette and a second passenger, Brandon Fifer, 17, of Columbus, both were treated at Columbus Regional Hospital and released, Olibo said.

The impact caused the Dillinghams’ vehicle to roll multiple times, Olibo said.

Kim Dillingham, 53, also was taken to the IU Health Methodist Hospital and was released Monday, Olibo said.

The Dillingham’s granddaughter, Chloie Phelps, 8, suffered injuries to her torso and foot, as well as a chipped tooth, and was released Monday from Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, her father said.