Ripley County woman killed in head-on crash

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GREENSBURG, Ind. –A head-on crash Sunday morning claimed the life of a Ripley County woman and seriously injured another driver.

The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on US 421 near Decatur County Road 700 east.

State Police accident investigators say a car driven by 52-year-old Rebecca Coles of Versailles was going south on US 421 when the vehicle crossed the center line and went into the path of a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Roger C. Horan of Greensburg.

The vehicles crashed head on and just north of the Ripley-Decatur County line.

Cole was pronounced dead at the scene.  Horan suffered serious injuries and was flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.  It is unclear why Cole’s vehicle crossed the center line.