Kentucky man killed in southern Indiana crash

SWITZERLAND CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Kentucky man was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash on State Road 156 in Switzerland County, Indiana last Friday.

The initial investigation by Trooper Matthew Holley indicated a 2006 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Jeffery C. Osborne, age 29, LaGrange, Kentucky was traveling eastbound on State Road 156 near Plum Creek Road. Osborne’s vehicle left the south side of the road before returning to the road and traveling into the westbound lane. Osborne’s vehicle struck a westbound 2016 Jeep Wrangler being driven by Shelby L. McCrillis, age 26, Patriot, Indiana.

The vehicles collided head-on in the westbound lane and came to rest in the roadway. Osborne sustained fatal injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased by the Switzerland County Coroner’s Office. McCrillis sustained non-life threatening injuries in the collision. She was treated at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

The investigation determined that McCrillis was wearing a seatbelt when the collision occurred. Osborne was not wearing a seatbelt when the collision occurred.

The investigation by Trooper Matthew Holley, Nathaniel Dayadharum, and David Owsley is ongoing at this time. State Road 156 was closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Toxicology results on both drivers are pending at this time but alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash.

Jeffery Osborne’s family has been notified.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County EMS, Jeff/Craig Fire Department, and Switzerland County Coroner’s Office.