Seymour Man Facing Charge Of Reckless Homicide After Fatal Accident

(SEYMOUR) – A Seymour man is facing a charge of reckless homicide after a crash killed a Seymour woman on September 24.

Loren Allan Smith

Police arrested 26-year-old Loren Allan Smith on Friday at 2:54 p.m.

According to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department report, 36-year-old Brianne Fluhr died at the scene.

Brianne Fluhr

The two-vehicle accident was reported at 1:50 p.m. on September 24th in the 5700 block of North U.S. 31, just north of Seymour.

According to police, Smith was traveling north on US 31 in a black 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. At the same time Flurh was attempting to cross US 31 onto County Road 560 North and pulled her blue 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt into the path of Smith’s vehicle.

Fluhr’s vehicle rolled several times after impact and stopped inverted.

Police say the airbag control module on Smith’s car showed he was traveling 91 miles per hour just before impact. The speed limit where the accident occurred is 55 miles per hour.

Smith told police at the time of the accident he didn’t know how fast he was driving, but did say he was in a hurry to get home.

Smith submitted to a blood draw which showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.03 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. He tested negative for drugs.

Smith was treated at the scene and refused further medical attention at the scene. Later that night, Smith went to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and was evaluated by medical staff. Smith was then transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after suffering a back injury. He was released from Methodist Hospital the next morning.

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