Holland Woman Dies in Head-On Crash on State Road 161

(DUBOIS CO.) – Indiana State Police say an 86-year-old Holland woman died Monday afternoon when her vehicle crossed the center line of State Road 161 in Dubois County into the path of an oncoming semi.

According to State Police, 86-year-old Mary Buse, of Holland, was traveling south on State Road 161 when she crossed into the path of a northbound semi-tractor driven by 54-year-old Robert Lifford, of Switzerland City while attempting to merge eastbound onto County Road 1200 South.

Buse was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dubois County Coroners Office.

Lifford was not injured.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Dubois County Sheriffs Department.