Local Man Killed In US 50 Crash

A Crothersville man and North Vernon woman were killed and a Seymour woman was injured during a four-vehicle crash on US 50 east of Seymour Friday afternoon.

Dead is Tiffany Willhite, 24, of North Vernon and her passenger, Christopher Muncy, 27, of Crothersville.

Indiana State Police Trooper Seth Davidson along with the Jackson County Sheriff and Seymour Police Department responded to a personal injury crash on US 50 near CR 1225 E. shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a red 1997 Chevy Silverado driven by Chelsea Bolwing 27, of Seymour was driving east on US 50 when she hit the back of a 2007 Ford F150 driven by Larry Jacobs, 65, of Commiskey who had slowed due to another motorist making a turn ahead of him. The Chevy Silverado crossed the centerline where it struck a westbound 1999 Hyundai that was driven by Willhite. The Chevy Silverado pushed the Hyundai off the road into the ditch where it landed on top of the Hyundai. A 2012 Chevy van being driven east on US 50 by Jacob Simmons 32, of Seymour struck a toolbox which had come off of Bolwing’s pickup.

Bolwing was transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center and then flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she is being treated for a leg injury. Jacobs and Simmons did not report any injuries.

US 50 was closed for nearly three hours Friday for reconstruction and crash clean-up.

Police said it is unknown whether drugs and alcohol played a role in this crash. Toxicology results are pending. This crash is still under investigation.