Second person dies after being hurt in wreck


A second Seymour resident involved in a crash east of the city in late November has passed away.

Diane S. Jackson, 68, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

She had been hospitalized there since the Nov. 27 wreck on U.S. 50 near the Jackson County line with Jennings County. Her son-in-law, Kenneth Miller, 39, died as a result of the wreck on Dec. 5 at Methodist Hospital.

Three other people including Miller’s wife, Jaime Miller, 42, and her father Thomas Jackson, 73, were hospitalized.

The four were returning home from a swim meet at Madison High School when the 2019 Ford truck driven by Kenneth Miller was hit head-on by a 2000 Ford Ranger being driven east by a 17-year-old female, who also was hospitalized at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Kenneth Miller was trapped in the truck and had to be extricated by firefighters before he was treated by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel and taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. He was later transferred to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Diane Jackson also was treated at the scene by medical personnel with Jackson County EMS before being taken to Schneck. She was later transferred to Methodist.

Jaime Miller and Thomas Jackson were treated and taken to Schneck for treatment and later released.

After the wreck, Heather Lewis of Seymour established a GoFundMe account with a goal of raising $25,000 to help the Miller family, which also includes three children. As of Thursday, that account had raised $7,201.

Visitation for Diane Jackson will be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Clifty. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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