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One person killed, another seriously injured in Johnson Co. crash

A Johnson County woman was killed, another injured, in a one-car crash.


A witness told investigating Johnson County authorities that he was traveling southbound on US 31 approaching CR 550 East when a vehicle in the fast lane was swerving across the yellow line several times.  He said it appeared the vehicle overcorrected, went across two lanes of travel and into the ditch at a high rate of speed.


The driver, Rita J. Britton, 68, of Franklin, was ejected from the vehicle. She died at Methodist Hospital. A passenger Vicki Jane Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, is listed in serious condition at Methodist Hospital.  Both Britton and Alexander were unconscious at the scene when law enforcement and fire personnel arrived.


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident, the Edinburgh Police Department assisted with traffic control as southbound US 31 between State Road 252 and County Road 650S were closed for approximately three hours.


The Amity Fire Department was assisted by the Edinburgh Fire Department, IU Methodist Life Line and Seals Ambulance Service.