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2 killed in U.S. 50 crash in Jennings County: Indiana State Police

Fatal crash U.S 50
Posted at 9:35 AM, Feb 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 08:23:43-05

HAYDEN — Two people died in a head-on crash early Friday involving three vehicles on U.S. 50 in Jennings County, Indiana State Police said.

Troopers with the Versailles post responded just after 8 a.m., according to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Police identified the deceased as driver Halle Elliott, 19, of Louisville, Kentucky and Skyler Short, 20, of Hanover, Indiana. Short was a passenger in Elliott's vehicle.

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Elliott was driving eastbound on U.S. 50 near County Road 575 West between Seymour and North Vernon when her Chevy Cruze crossed the center line and struck the rear of a trailer pulled by a Freightliner semi.

The collision made the Chevy turn sideways into the path of a Ford Edge, which then struck the passenger side of the Chevy, causing it to overturn off the north side of the road, , Wheeles said.

Both Elliott and Short were pronounced dead at the scene.

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The drivers of the other two vehicles were not injured.

U.S. 50 was closed for about four hours for a crash investigation and cleanup.