Bluffton man dies in Rush County crash


A Bluffton man died in a crash on State Road 3 Monday in Rush County.

The crash occurred at around noon. Jed D. Olvey, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Olvey drove left of the center line as he traveled northbound on State Road 3, striking two vehicles in the southbound lane.

Police say Olvey struck the rear wheels trailer of a southbound semi tractor. The driver of the semi was uninjured. The semi ran over Olvey's Saturn, which continued north in the south bound lane. The car was then struck a second time by a 2011 Ford Expedition that had been following the semi.

The driver of the Ford Expedition was treated and released at Rush County Memorial Hospital for a hand injury.

It is unknown at this time why the Saturn drove left of center. State Road 3 was closed for over four hours at the scene while officers conducted the investigation.