One Killed in Head-On Collision in Ripley Co.

The crash took place Saturday afternoon on State Road 129 near Benham Road.

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(Ripley County, Ind.) – One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Ripley County.

The crash took place on State Road 129 near Benham Road around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, according to Indiana State Police – Versailles Post.

Investigators say Rebecca Ashcraft, 68, of Vevay, was northbound on SR 129 when for unknown reasons her vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Lenord Sheldon Jr., 66, of Elizabethtown, Indiana.

Sheldon suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Beth, who was a passenger in his vehicle, was seriously injured.

Ashcraft was treated for minor injuries at Margaret Mary Health.

Toxicology results are pending.

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