28-year-old Avon woman dies after crash on N. Indiana interstate

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. - State police said a three-vehicle crash Sunday resulted in the death of an Avon woman.

Indiana State Police (ISP) said Monday morning that at roughly 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a Jeep driven by Ashley A. Rogers, 28, of Avon, Ind., was headed south on Interstate 65 roughly 4 miles south of the Demotte/Roselawn exit (225 mile marker). ISP said Rogers lost control of the car.

A second vehicle -- a Ford -- was southbound and came over a hill crest to find the Jeep spinning in the roadway. ISP said the driver swerved to avoid the Jeep but was hit on the front right side of the vehicle. That second car came to rest on the inside shoulder and the driver was not injured.

Investigators said next, a semi was southbound and came over the hill and could not avoid hitting the Jeep. The semi went off the roadway and down into a ditch and fence line. ISP said the load the semi was carrying was not lost and the driver was uninjured.

Emergency crews found Rogers lying on the inside shoulder of the interstate next to the concrete barrier wall. ISP said it’s not known at this point whether she was ejected or hit while she was outside of her Jeep.

ISP said crews took Rogers to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer and was being transported to a Lafayette, Ind., hospital when complications arose and she was rushed back to Jasper County Hospital, where she died.

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