Note: This story has been updated
Two drivers died in a New Years Day head-on crash in Jennings County.
According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, 31-year-old Hauley Reynolds of Columbus and 32-year-old Billy L Sexton III of North Vernon were pronounced dead after the crash on U.S. 50.
Deputies say that Reynolds car was heading westbound on the highway near County Road 20W, when it crossed the centerline at about 6:30 p.m., colliding with Sexton’s vehicle. A passenger in Sexton’s vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
The highway was closed for about two and a half hours during the investigation and to clear the wreckage.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Indiana State Police, Rescue 20 EMS, North Vernon Fire Department, North Vernon Police Department, Jennings County Coroner’s Office and Lucas Towing.
Police say that the investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending on both drivers.