UPDATE: Officials identify woman killed in Shelby County crash
SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. – Police in Shelby County responded to a fatal crash Wednesday.
It happened around 9:50 a.m. on State Road 44 between Marietta Road and 4500 West.
Investigators say a white Chevrolet truck driven by Richard Barnett Jr., 51, of Franklin, was traveling eastbound and went left of the center line, striking a dump truck. The truck then swiped another Chevrolet truck before side-swiping a silver Dodge van.
After hitting the van, the truck had a head-on collision with a blue Chevrolet van driven by Haley Wells, 29, of Shelbyville. Jeremy Wells, 34, was also in the car.
Wells was pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County coroner. The other individuals were taken to Methodist hospital for treatment.
State Road 44 was closed in both directions near the crash, and officials said the closure would remain in place for hours.