The Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on State Route 46 near County Road 750 West in Decatur County at about 2:40 pm, Saturday, Aug. 10th.

The initial investigation by Trooper Jacob Tolle, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a white 2006 Honda Odyssey mini-van being driven by Wanda Lutane, age 61, Columbus, Indiana was traveling westbound on State Route 46 near County Road 750 West. For an unknown reason, Lutane’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of an eastbound gray 2015 Toyota Camry, being driven by Maria Verona Garcia, age 42, West Palm Beach, Florida.

The vehicles collided head on in the eastbound lane of State Route 46. As a result of the crash, Garcia’s vehicle overturned. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway, entrapping all occupants. Garcia sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office. Lutane was transported by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana for treatment of serious injuries. Her current condition is unknown. A passenger in Garcia’s vehicle, Koceila Chaouadi, age 33, Columbus, Indiana was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

All occupants were believed to have been properly restrained at the time of the crash.

Maria Garcia’s family has been notified.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Toxicology results are pending. The investigation is ongoing.

Trp. Tolle was assisted by Trp. Matt Holley and Trp. Andrew Garrett, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Decatur County EMS and Fire Departments, and Decatur County Coroner’s Office.