Columbus driver involved in fatal Shelby County crash

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated

A Columbus driver was involved in a fatal accident Monday in Shelby County.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Johnathan May of Shelbyville was pronounced dead in the crash Monday afternoon on South State Road 9. Authorities say that May’s SUV crossed the centerline in the 10000 block of the highway at about 2:55 p.m., pulling into the path of a semi carrying grain being driven by 65-year-old Gary Jaquess of Columbus. The two vehicles collided head on.

Jaquess and a passenger in the SUV, 22-year-old Alexis Eversole of Shelbyville, both suffered injuries and were taken to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by Shelbyville Fire Department medics.

The Shelby County Fatal Crash Team was called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.