Two-vehicle crash turns deadly at North Vernon intersection

A North Vernon woman died from injuries she received in a Friday morning crash.

Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North Vernon Police Department, says that at 9:11 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road 7 and State Road 750. Investigators say that a car, being driven by 76-year-old Sonya Y. Craft, had entered the intersection at the same time that a semi truck was clearing the area. They say that Craft’s vehicle struck the semi trailer in the rear axle.

Richmond says that Craft was alive when first-responders arrived at the scene. She was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi, Michael F. Wright, of LaPeer, MI, was not hurt.

Authorities say that they do not believe that drugs and alcohol were factors in this colission, which Richmond says was the third crash at, or near, this intersection over a four-day period.