Marion woman dies in Miami County crash


A Marion woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on US 31.

It happened a little after 10:00 am near Miami County Rd. 1500 North. According to Indiana State Police, 60-year-old Karen Cummings was driving a Jeep Liberty northbound on US 31 when she rear-ended a northbound Pontiac Grand Am. The Pontiac was driven by Gerald Harmon, 58, of Roann.

The crash impact caused the Jeep to travel across the median and roll several times before coming to rest on its wheels in the southbound lanes of US 31. The Pontiac was pushed into the median.

Cummings died of injuries sustained in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Miami County Coroner Ron Meyer. Harmon was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation, but at this time neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to this crash.