One killed in two-vehicle crash near Shelbyville

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)
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SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — One person was killed and another person was injured in a crash near Shelbyville Friday morning.

It happened around 7:40 a.m., on State Road 9 just south of County Road 450 South, which is about four miles south of Shelbyville.

There were two vehicles involved in the crash. Police say a Chrysler passenger car was southbound on State Road 9 and left the west side of the roadway to avoid collision with an oncoming vehicle. Police say the driver then over-corrected and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

Investigators say the Chrysler passenger car then crossed in front of a Chrysler mini-van that was heading northbound, and was unable to avoid collision.

The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the driver of the van was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with unknown injuries.

Investigators say they would like to talk with the drivers of two other vehicles–a dark-colored Chevrolet Trail Blazer or vehicle of that type, and the driver of a white Chevrolet Suburban or similar vehicle that left a driveway just north of C.R. 500 South just before the crash.

Police say both of these vehicles were traveling northbound on State Road 9 at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Captain Roger Clark at 317-398-6661.

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