Posted on Aug 21, 2023

Woman killed in car wreck on I-65 northbound in Jackson County

SEYMOUR, IN - One person was killed and two others injured in a collision in Jackson County on Friday morning, reports WRTV.

Indiana State Police responded to the scene on Interstate 65 south of Seymour after being notified of the incident at about 11:30 a.m.

A state police investigation found that the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the driver of a 2018 GMC Terrain were rapidly accelerating while heading north on the interstate and refused to let each other pass. The driver of the Malibu started change lanes and the Terrain driver lost control of that vehicle, resulting in a collision.

The Terrain overturned and a passenger was thrown from the vehicle. The passenger, 24-year-old Ashlea Albertson of Greenfield, was pronounced dead after being taken to University of Louisville Hospital.  Albertson was identified as an Indianapolis-based racer who drove for Tony Stewart Racing.

The driver of the Malibu, 22-year-old Austin Cooper, and a juvenile passenger sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and were taken to Schneck Medical Center.  The driver of the Terrain, 31-year-old Jacob Kelly, was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The two drivers had blood tests drawn and toxicology results were pending.