22-year-old woman dies after crashing into tree in Morgan County


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MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – A 22-year-old woman died after her SUV crashed into a tree near Gosport, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

Morgan County Sheriff Richard Myers said the crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. on northbound SR 67 near Vickrey Road.

Myers says the woman drove off the road and hit a tree. Police identified the victim as 22-year-old Ashlynn Simmons of Brazil, Indiana.

Police said Simmons was heading east on SR 67 when she went off the road. The SUV went down an embankment and struck a tree. It was unknown why Simmons drove off the road, police said.

The crash closed SR 67 for about three hours for cleanup. The crash remains under investigation.

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