JEFFERSON CO. – Early Saturday morning, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post were requested to investigate a three-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on State Road 7 in northern Jefferson County that resulted in the death of a Seymour woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle.
According to the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team at approximately 12:30 a.m., a 1986 Honda motorcycle, being driven by 39-year-old Jason K. Mace, of Seymour, was traveling north on State Road 7 near the Jefferson/Jennings county line. For an unknown reason, Mace lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle overturned, throwing Mace and his passenger, 24-year-old Emma K. Kiefer, of Seymour, from the vehicle.
A 2019 Nissan Rogue, driven by 29-year-old Danielle R. Newton, of North Vernon, Indiana, and a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 28-year-old Andrew J. Downs, of North Vernon, who were traveling north on State Road 7 both struck the motorcycle.
Mace sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Kiefer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The drivers of the other vehicles were uninjured in the collision.
State Road 7 was closed for approximately five hours while troopers investigated the crash.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.