Indy woman dies, 4 others injured in Martin Co. crash

An Indianapolis woman died in a crash in Martin County Friday, July 3, 2015. (Provided Photo/ISP)

MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — An Indianapolis woman has died and four other people are injured after a single-vehicle crash north of Loogootee on Friday afternoon.

Police say Barry P. Matesick, 69, of Indianapolis, was northbound on US 231 around 3:20 p.m. near Abel Lane when the SUV he was driving went off the east side of the road.

He overcorrected, driving off the west side of the road and crashing head-on into a tree. The SUV was towing a trailer.

Lorretta Matesick, 65, of Indianapolis, suffered massive chest trauma from the impact and died as a result of her injuries. Three juveniles in the back seat, ages 17, 15 and 13, respectively, were taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for minor injuries.

Barry Matesick was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville with unknown injuries.

US 231 was closed for just over two hours while the crash was investigated. 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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