NEW PALESTINE, Ind. — A New Palestine woman was killed Sunday morning in a crash on U.S. 52 east of the city.
Peggy Brune, 69, was taken to IU Health-Methodist Hospital after the crash and died there, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. near 2800 West U.S. 52, about two miles east of the New Palestine.
Crash investigators believe Brune, driving a Ford Escape, was heading east from New Palestine when a Chevy Equinox, driven by Michael Wilcox, 66, of Fountaintown, crossed the center line into her path and the two crashed head-on.
Wilcox and his passenger, identified by police as his 45-year-old son, Michael A. Wilcox, were also taken to the hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.
The elder Wilcox is cooperating with investigators, including drug and alcohol tests, although investigators do not believe they were a factor in the crash.
Investigators have not determined what caused Wilcox to cross from the westbound lane into the path of Brune. She appeared to attempt to avoid a crash by swerving toward the shoulder, but both SUVs collided in the eastbound lane.