Crash leaves three dead near Crothersville

CROTHERSVILLE — Indiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in southern Jackson County early Monday that left three dead.

The initial investigation by crash reconstructionists with the Versailles and Sellersburg posts show a 2019 Jeep Compass driven by Kaitlyn N. Schindler, 25, of Marysville, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near the 39 mile marker for an unknown reason.

Schindler’s vehicle then struck a 2015 Dodge Durango, driven by Chelsea Jo Boston, 26, of Columbus, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Versailles Post.

Schindler and Boston both died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash reported at 12:30 a.m., he said.

The wreck also left Tapanga M. Eudy, 21, of Columbus, who was a backseat passenger in Boston’s vehicle, dead. All three were pronounced deceased at the scene by an official with the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.

A front seat passenger in Boston’s vehicle, Dai Von T. Coram, 25, also of Columbus, was transported by Stat Flight to University of Louisville Hospital in serious condition. Coram has since been released from the hospital, Wheeles said.

The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for about six hours for the investigation and cleanup.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and it is unknown if alcohol and drugs played a role. Toxicology results are pending. The families of the deceased have been notified. Officers with Crothersville, Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted along with Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department and medical personnel with Jackson County EMS.