Grant County Crash Claims Life of Fairmount Woman

On Friday afternoon at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash involving a semi-truck and a passenger car on SR 37 just north of CR 500 S, in which a Fairmount woman died.

ISP Senior Trooper A.J. Coffee, who was off duty at the time, was the first officer to arrive on scene.  Senior Trooper Coffee is a member of the ISP Crash Reconstructionist Team and stayed on scene as the investigating officer of the crash.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2004 Hyundai passenger car, driven by Jennifer Love, 50, of Fairmount was traveling southbound on SR 37 north of CR 500 S.  A 2003 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer, driven by Thomas Humphries, 69, of Elwood was traveling northbound on SR 37 in the same area.  For an unknown reason, the Hyundai crossed over the center line and entered the northbound lane of travel.  The semi-truck left the east side of the roadway in an attempt to avoid a collision with the passenger car, but was unable to avoid the collision, with the Hyundai striking the rear tandem axles of the semi’s trailer.  Love was pronounced dead at the crash scene.  Humphries was not injured.

At this time neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to have contributed to the crash, however this crash remains an active investigation.

Family notification was made by the Grant County Coroner.

There is no further information to release at this time.

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