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Greenfield woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-65 in Boone County

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Posted at 12:49 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 00:49:38-05

LEBANON — A 22-year-old Greenfield woman was killed Monday evening when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Boone County.

According to a report from the Lebanon Police Department, officers were called to Interstate 65 shorty before 7 p.m. Monday on report of a wrong-way driver heading south in the northbound lanes from the 138 mile marker. Shortly after the initial dispatch, officers were informed of a head-on crash between two vehicles at the 136.2 mile marker.

Police said an 83-year-old man from Indianapolis was traveling the wrong way on I-65 in a GMC Terrain. While traveling south in the northbound lanes, the man's vehicle struck a Saturn Ion head-on.

The driver of the Saturn, Nicole Watson, 22, of Greenfield, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Boone County Coroner's Office.

All northbound lanes were shut down from the 133 mile marker to the 138 mile marker to allow the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team to investigate. The investigation remains ongoing.

Additional information was not immediately available.