ISP: Serious head-on crash in Washington County takes one life, injures another

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind. - A southern-Indiana woman is dead after a westbound car attempting to pass another vehicle on a U.S. highway slammed into her eastbound car, investigators said Tuesday.

Indiana State Police (ISP) said at roughly 7 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from the ISP-Sellersburg post and Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a serious crash on U.S. Highway 150 just west of North Road. That’s near Fredericksburg, Ind.

Investigators said Jeremy Hall, 33, of French Lick, Ind., was driving his car west on the highway when he needed to pass another vehicle (Hall’s car is pictured). They said when he pulled into the eastbound lanes of the highway to pass, he hit another car head-on.

Emergency crews pronounced the driver of that eastbound car dead at the scene. ISP identified her as Alisha Riggs, 27, from Hardinsburg, Ind. Investigators said Hall was airlifted to the University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries.

ISP said it’s unknown at this point if seat belts were being used by the drivers. A crash reconstruction crew from ISP is still working on the crash scene.

ISP said the findings of the investigation will be forwarded to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office to decide whether Hall will face criminal charges.

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