Terry Hutchens

The thoughts of many in the sports world are with Terry Hutchens, a long-time Indiana sportswriter particularly known for his coverage of Hoosiers’ basketball over the decades. As of Tuesday, Hutchens was in critical condition in hospital following a three-car crash Monday. The CNHI chain Hutchens works for ran a story on him Tuesday, which appeared in papers like The Herald-Bulletin (based in Anderson, IN):

Terry Hutchens, a longtime sportswriter who covers Indiana University for CNHI Sports Indiana, was hospitalized in critical condition after a three-car crash Monday night.

…The responding police officer found Hutchens slumped over in his car. After not finding a pulse, the officer performed CPR on Hutchens before medical personnel arrived and transported Hutchens to Community Hospital North.

Hutchens, 60, remained unresponsive in the intensive care unit at the hospital early Tuesday morning, according to the accident report.

…CNHI Sports Indiana Editor George Bremer, also sports editor of The Herald Bulletin, said Tuesday that he was shocked by the report of Hutchens’ accident.

“Terry’s one of the most respected and celebrated sports journalists in the state of Indiana,” Bremer said. “The professionalism he brings to CNHI Sports Indiana is unmatched.”

Hutchens was very well-known to those in the Indiana sports world, and tributes to him poured in on Twitter Tuesday, from coaches, executives, journalists and more.

Hutchens has obviously made a huge impact on a lot of people. Our thoughts go out to him and those around him in this difficult time.

[The Herald-Bulletin]

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.