Jennings County man dies in crash

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NORTH VERNON, Ind. (WISH)  – A Jennings County man was killed after a three-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon west of North Vernon.

According to ISP, Marcea L. Oetting, 43, of Orlando, Florida, was stopped eastbound on US 50, at the new S.R. 750 bypass, preparing to make a left turn. Oetting went into the intersection, failing to yield to a truck pulling a 25-foot flatbed trailer driven by Zachary S. Ziegler, 21, of Westport.

Ziegler hit Oetting then continued westbound, hitting a second car, driven by Gregory E. Green, 52, of North Vernon.

Police said the force of the impact split Green’s car in half. Green was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ziegler and Oetting suffered minor bruising and lacerations, police said.

The highway was closed for several hours while emergency workers were on the scene, according to ISP.

The crash remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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