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Passenger in vintage Ford car dies after crash with John Deere tractor in Hendricks County

PITTSBORO, Ind. (WISH) — Deputies say a Pittsboro woman was killed after crash Wednesday night in Hendricks County.

According to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersections of County Road 500 East and County Road 800 North. That’s northwest of Brownsburg and northeast of Pittsboro.

According to investigators, a 1930s Ford car was traveling north on County Road 500 East while a 1977 John Deere tractor was headed south on the same road. The crash happened after the operator of the tractor went to turn east onto County Road 800 North.

The tractor hit the Ford on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The front-seat passenger in the car, 63-year-old Amy Knapp of Pittsboro, died at the scene. The sheriff’s office says the driver of the car is in critical condition and another passenger is listed as stable.

Deputies don’t believe alcohol is a factor and say the failure to yield the right of way was the cause of the crash. A stop sign does not exist at this intersection for traffic headed north or south on County Road 500 East. Only traffic headed north or south from County Road 800 East has to stop.