Jennings County crash leaves one dead

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A North Vernon woman died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on State Road 7.

State Police said at approximately 1:40 a.m., a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on S.R. 7 near County Road 50S when it left the roadway and rolled several times, ejecting both people inside.

Sherry Speer, 49 of North Vernon was pronounced dead at the scene and 50-year-old James Brewner, also of North Vernon, was flown to University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.

Police say no witnesses saw the crash, and since both occupants were ejected, they don't know who was driving. Neither Speer nor Brewner were wearing seatbelts, and police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.