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2 die in crash on US 31 in southeastern Johnson County

AMITY, Ind. (WISH) — Two people died Monday night when an SUV going the wrong way in the northbound lanes of U.S. 31 hit a delivery truck head-on, the Johnson County sheriff tells News 8.

Olivia Irene Humes, 30, of Columbus, and Charles Dell Cobb, 42, of Indianapolis, died in the crash. The Johnson County coroner has scheduled autopsies for both.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office went to a report of a serious vehicle accident at 9:20 p.m. Monday on U.S. 31 northbound north of State Road 252. That’s about halfway between the city of Franklin and the town of Edinburgh, and also near the rural community of Amity.

The sheriff says a witness told investigators that Humes was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the divided highway before hitting the Krispy Kreme delivery truck. Both vehicles caught fire. It’s not immediately known why Humes was driving in the wrong lanes.

The northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 31 were to be closed for an undetermined amount of time, said Sheriff Duane E. Burgess in an email sent shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday.