Single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 claims three lives

CLAY CO – On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at approximately 2:12 p.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 westbound near the twenty-four-mile marker that claimed three lives.  

The preliminary crash investigation by Master Trooper Jeremy Lewis revealed that Glen A. Jackson, age 58, of New Madrid, Missouri, was driving a 2004 Buick on Interstate 70 westbound near the twenty-four-mile marker.  Due to icy road conditions, Jackson lost control of the vehicle traveling off of Interstate 70 to the north side.  The vehicle rolled several times before coming to an abrupt stop upon striking a tree.  Emergency personnel attempted life-saving measures on the occupants, but three individuals, unfortunately, succumbed to their injuries at the scene.  

Deceased is Glen A. Jackson, 58; Rose M. Jackson, 57, and 35-year-old Amber Johnson, all from New Madrid, Missouri. 

One juvenile was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors in the accident.

Assisting Agencies:  Posey Township Fire Department, Jackson Township Fire Department, Cloverdale Fire Department, Clay County Coroner’s Office, multiple ambulance services, and Edington’s Wrecker Service.