Seymour woman dies in crash near Jennings/Jefferson county line

A Seymour woman died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning in Jefferson County.

According to Indiana State Police, 34-year-old Emma Kiefer was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed on northbound State Road 7 near the Jefferson/Jennings County line. Kiefer sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

According to police reports, the motorcycle was being driven by 39-year-old Jason K. Mace of Seymour when he lost control and crashed, throwing Mace and Kiefer from the bike.

Two northbound vehicles driven by 29-year-old Danielle R. Newton and 38-year-old Andrew J. Downs, both of North Vernon, then struck the wreckage, according to troopers. Neither of those drivers were injured.

Mace was flown to the University of Louisville hospital for treatment of his injuries.

State Road 7 was closed for about five hours while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleaned up.