(ADAM CO.) – Indiana State Police and the Adams County Coroner’s Office are currently investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night in rural Adams County, claiming the life of a Geneva woman.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Anthony Repass was dispatched to investigate a reported vehicle crash on County Road 500 West near County Road 100 South, an area five miles west of Monroe.
When Trooper Repass arrived on the scene he found a black 2005 Cadillac with heavy damage. The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was trapped inside and unresponsive.
Monroe Fire/Rescue and Adams County EMS units were summoned to assist at the scene. All efforts to rescue and resuscitate the driver were unsuccessful.
The driver, identified as 26-year-old Megan Sue Masters, of rural Geneva (Linn Grove), succumbed to her sustained injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adams County Coroner.
The initial investigation revealed that Master’s vehicle was traveling northbound on the county road when it left the roadway on the right side and she apparently over-corrected and the car came back on the road. She then lost control of the car, spun around 180 degrees and struck a concrete bridge abutment on the west side of the road.
Master’s was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Excessive speed is believed to be a contributing factor.
An autopsy will be conducted today by the Adams County Corner to determine if there was a medical condition or other issued that may have contributed to the accident.
Trooper Repass was assisted at the scene by Trooper Bryan Rumple, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Adams County EMS, Monroe Fire Department, the Adams County Coroner, and Lehman’s Wrecker Service.