Jackson County crash claims life of Seymour woman

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A one-vehicle crash on US 31 in Jackson County claimed the life of a Seymour woman.

Indiana State Police were called to the scene just before 10 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say the initial investigation indicated that a vehicle driven by Debra J. Wetzel, 61, was southbound on US 31, just south of County Road 700 North. For an unknown reason, Wetzel’s vehicle left the west side of the roadway, then crossed back across both lanes before leaving the east side of the road. After leaving the roadway, Wetzel’s vehicle struck a tree before finally coming to a stop.

Authorities say that Wetzel was transported to Schneck Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation determined that Wetzel was not wearing a seatbelt.

The investigation is ongoing. State Police say that toxicology results are pending, but neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as being factors in the crash.