100-year-old woman dies in I-65 crash

A 100-year-old woman died yesterday in a Jackson County crash on Interstate 65. The Indiana State Police report that they were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash just south of Crothersville, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

A southbound SUV driven by 74-year-old Richard Gulbis left the road and flipped over, sending Gulbis and his wife, 72-year-old Sharon Gulbis to University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. Sharon Gulbis’ mother, 100-year-old Eleanor Burklow of Portage, Mich., was killed in the crash, according to the state police.

Investigators say that cold temperatures and falling snow may have contributed to the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.