Police ID 2 killed in crash on SR 124 in Wells County

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WELLS Co., Ind. (WANE) – The identities of the two people killed in a crash on S.R. 124 in Wells County Wednesday have been released.

Just after 2:15 p.m., Indiana State Police (ISP) troopers responded to the area between C.R. 800 E. and 700 E. on reports of a serous crash involving two vehicles.

According to state police, a silver Buick Rainier driven by Jacqueline Cerna Espinoza was traveling westbound on State Road 124 when she ran off the roadway to the right, over-corrected, crossed the centerline, and collided with an eastbound blue 2007 Ford driven by Brian Stoner.

Stoner and Espinoza were both pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wells County Coroner. ISP said they were both the sole occupants of each vehicle. Their families have been notified.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be factors in this crash. 

S.R. 124 was closed for roughly three hours during the investigation.

Indiana State Police are investigating the crash with the Wells County Sheriff’s Department.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated the Explorer driven by Stoner ran off the road and ultimately hit the Rainier driven by Espinoza. Indiana State Police provided that information initially, but the agency offered an update Friday after “further investigation” and “several interviews.” WANE 15 regrets this error.

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