On Wednesday (9/26/18) at approximately 10:40 pm, deputies from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 56 near Rising Sun, Indiana. An Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist was called to the scene early this morning after a Switzerland County woman passed away as a result of the crash.
According to Indiana State Police, Dist. 42 Crash Reconstructionist Trp. Korry Clark, a white 2014 Dodge Journey being driven by Jennifer J. Turner, age 40, Rising Sun, Indiana was traveling southbound on State Road 56 at Henschen road. Turner’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound maroon 2002 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Lauren M. Rose, age 19, Vevay, Indiana. The vehicles collided nearly head on in the center of the roadway.
Rose was transported by ambulance to Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where she passed away as a result of injuries she sustained in the collision. Turner was transported to Highpoint Health with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
A passenger in Rose’s vehicle, Isaiah Earles, age 18, was transported to Highpoint Health with minor injuries. A front seat passenger in Turner’s vehicle, Ashley P. Turner, age 15, was transported to a Cincinnati area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A backseat passenger in Turner’s vehicle, James C. Turner, age 8, was transported to Highpoint Health for treatment of minor injuries.
The roadway was closed for 2 to 3 hours for crash investigation and cleanup. Turner submitted to a blood test for intoxication. The toxicology results are pending at this time.
Lauren Rose’s family has been notified.
A joint investigation of the crash is being conducted by Trp. Korry Clark and Dep. Austin Jefferson, Ohio County Sheriff’s Department.
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Police Department, Ohio County EMS, and Rising Sun Fire Department also assisted.