Crash Claims Life Of Martin County Woman

(DAVIESS CO.) – Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles that occurred on US 231 at Deerfield Drive near Odon.

First responders were alerted of the crash at 8:12 a.m. today involving a semi-tractor trailer and a passenger car.

Deputies with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police responded to the scene.

The driver of the passenger car, 64-year-old Brenda Fields, of Loogootee, was unresponsive upon arrival and was pronounced dead by the Daviess County Coroner.

The driver of the Freightliner semi was identified as 45-year-old Hector Fajardo, of Indianapolis. He was uninjured.

It is believed that the vehicle driven by Fields struck the Freightliner and proceeded to go off the roadway, flip over and land on its roof.

The roadway was closed for a short period of time.

Troopers were assisted by Daviess County Sheriff’s office, local fire departments, Indiana State Highway, Daviess County Coroner’s office, and EMS.