(ELIZABETHTOWN) – Indiana State Police say two Jackson County residents are dead after a two-vehicle accident on US 31 in Bartholomew County.
Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, troopers were alerted to the crash on US 31, near County Road 900 South in southern Bartholomew County.
According to an investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, 18-year-old Kelsey M. Lamaster of Seymour was traveling southbound on US 31, when she lost control of her car. She went off the road briefly, drove back onto the road, overcorrected, and crossed the centerline.
Lamaster’s car was then struck by a northbound truck pulling a flatbed trailer.
After the vehicles collided, they drifted off the roadway and came to a stop.
Lamaster and her front seat passenger, 24-year-old Brandon M. Freeman of Crothersville, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Bartholomew County Coroner.
Police say the driver of the truck was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for serious injuries.
Officials say the crash is still under investigation. Toxicology results for both drivers are pending.
US 31 was closed for roughly 3 hours for the investigation and cleanup.