Early Friday morning crash in Jackson County claims life of 3 year old
CROTHERSVILLE, Ind. — Friday morning just after 12:30a.m. , the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on US 31 near County Road 500 South in Jackson County that claimed the life of a three-year old Seymour girl.
The initial investigation indicated that a 2006 Jeep Liberty being operated by Brent A. Sawyer, age 21, Crothersville, Indiana was traveling southbound on US 31 when he lost control of the vehicle. Sawyer’s vehicle crossed the center-line into the path of a 2003 Ford Windstar being driven by Devin P. Bevers, age 30, Crothersville, Indiana that was traveling northbound on US 31. Police report that the vehicles collided nearly head on in the center of the roadway.
As a result of the collision, Bevers’ daughter, who was a back seat passenger in Bevers’ vehicle, sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where she passed away from injuries sustained in the crash. Bever’s daughter was believed to be have been properly restrained in a child restraint when the crash occurred. Both drivers were checked out at the scene by medical personnel after sustaining minor injuries in the crash.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing along with toxicology tests on both drivers that are pending