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1 driver dead in head-on Brookville crash, sheriff says

Deputies arrived to find one car completely engulfed in flames.
A head-on crash on US-52 near Brookeville killed one driver on Wednesday, according to...
A head-on crash on US-52 near Brookeville killed one driver on Wednesday, according to sheriff's officials.
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 10:23 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2021 at 3:20 AM EDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - One person is dead after a head-on crash near Brookville Wednesday afternoon, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to the crash around 1:28 p.m. in the area of US-52 east of Yellow Bank Road.

A Chevrolet Silverado pulling a small utility trailer was driving east on US-52 when the driver went left of center in a curve and collided head-on with a Kia Soul, deputies say.

The Silverado rolled over and came to a rest on the driver’s side. The trailer dislodged.

The Kia Soul went off the south side of the road and caught fire.

Deputies arrived to find the Soul completely engulfed in flames. The coroner’s office pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado was taken to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville for treatment. The sheriff’s department did not say the extent of their injuries.

The names of those involved are being withheld, according to the sheriff’s department, until next of kin are notified.

Toxicology results are pending.

The crash is under investigation.

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