JEFFERSON COUNTY, Indiana — A two-vehicle, head-on crash in Jefferson County has claimed the lives of a married couple from North Vernon.

A black 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Joshua C. Hendrix, 34, of North Vernon, was traveling eastbound on State Road 256 near County Road 1000 West in Jefferson County, Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said after receiving information from a crash-reconstruction team.

The Hendrix vehicle crossed the center double yellow line while attempting to pass another vehicle, entering into the path of a westbound black 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Trisha M. Ebertshauser, 28, of Scottsburg, Wheeles said. The vehicles collided head-on at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of State Road 256, he said.

Hendrix’ vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and came to rest before catching fire, Wheeles said. Joshua Hendrix and his wife, Amanda J. Hendrix, 27, a front-seat passenger, sustained fatal injuries in the collision, he said.

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