Brownstown man uninjured in fatal crash


A 41-year-old Brownstown man was uninjured Monday in a wreck that left a woman dead and another woman injured on U.S. 50 in eastern Jennings County, police said.

Jason Hamm was not injured after the 2013 Ford F150 truck he was driving collided a 2001 Dodge 2500 pickup truck driven by Brittany Comer, 27, of Holton at the Jennings County line with Ripley County, according to a news release from Lt. Mike Mowery with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

Comer was traveling west and Hamm was driving east at the time of the wreck, reported at 6:41 a.m., police said.

Comer’s truck continued down the road, went left of the center line and struck a 2014 Ford Focus being driven east by Michelle Hoover, 44, of North Vernon.

The head-on crash forced Hoover’s car on top of a guardrail where it came to rest. Comer’s truck, still attached to Hoover’s car, came to a stop in the eastbound lane — east of the crash.

Hoover was pronounced dead at the scene, while Comer sustained minor injuries, police said.

Police said all there drivers were wearing seat belts and airbags deployed.

The crash remains under investigation.

County Officer Anthony Maberry, assisted by Sheriff Gary Driver and officers Aaron Green and Jeff Day, investigated the wreck.

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