EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been changed to correctly reflect the location of the second crash.
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. — The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after one person died and more were injured in two separate crashes that occurred within an hour of each other Sunday.
SR 32 and 700 W
Authorities were first called around 4 p.m. to the area of State Road 32 and 700 West near Lebanon for a vehicle accident.
Upon arrival, deputies saw it was a single-vehicle accident where a car went off a roadway and rolled into a nearby field. The driver, BCSO said, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
CR 100 N and CR 500 E
BCSO was then called shortly after, around 4:30 p.m., to the intersection of County Road 100 N and County Road 500 E in Lebanon for a separate crash.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a Dodge Ram driven by 28-year-old Morgan Zink of Kentucky had disregarded a stop sign. As a result, the Ram struck a Ford Escape driving west on 100 N.
The Ford Escape was driven by 75-year-old Donald Peterman of Lebanon and 64-year-old Teresa Peterman of Lebanon was a passenger.
Teresa Peterman was pronounced dead on scene from her injuries, BCSO said in a release. Donald Peterman and Zink were both taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The crash is currently under investigation.