Spencer teen dies in Owen County crash


An 18-year-old woman from Spencer died in a one-car crash Sunday evening.

The Owen County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene at State Highway 246 near Bixler Road Sunday at around 8:20 pm.

Police found Nicole McGee, 18, partially ejected from her 1998 Chevy Blazer.

After being extricated by members of the Patricksburg Volunteer Fire Department and Owen County Rescue Team, attempts to resuscitate McGee were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe McGee was headed eastbound on 246 when her vehicle went off the south side of the roadway as she rounded a corner. She overcorrected, causing the Blazer to go across the westbound lane before sliding sideways. The vehicle then began to roll before striking a tree on the driver's side. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident.

Personnel from the Owen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Owen County EMS, Owen County Rescue Team, Patricksburg Volunteer Fire Department and Air Evac life team all responded to the scene.