Two killed in Jennings County crash Friday morning

Two people died after a Friday morning crash on U.S. 50 in Jennings County.

According to reports from the Indiana State Police, a car being driven east on the highway by 19-year-old Halle S. Elliott of Louisville Ky. crossed the centerline near County Road 575W at about 8 a.m. in the morning. The car struck the rear of a westbound semi, which turned it sideways into the path of a car in the eastbound lanes. That car crashed into the passenger side of Elliott’s vehicle, and her car rolled over.

Elliott and her passenger, 20-year-old Skyler S. Short of Hanover were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Jennings County Coroner’s office.

The driver of the semi, 28-year-old Jacob E. Hyman of North Vernon, and the second car, 54-year-old Robert A. Kenner of North Vernon, were both uninjured.

The accident remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post Crash Reconstruction Team. Toxicology results are pending.

U.S. 50 was closed for about four hours for the crash investigation and cleanup.

Troopers were also assisted by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, Jennings County EMS, Spencer Township Fire Department and 31 Wrecker Service.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police