Woman killed in three-car crash

Accident sends two to hospital; closes New Palestine road for investigation

NEW PALESTINE — A woman was killed Wednesday morning in a three-car accident in New Palestine.

The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. in front of the First Merchants Bank in the 7000 block of U.S. 52 in New Palestine, police said.

The victim, Tammy Farver, 41, of Indianapolis, was driving west on U.S. 52, preparing to turn south into the bank parking lot when her vehicle was rear-ended by a wrecker driven by Jason Holderfield, 33, of Indianapolis, police said.

Farver’s car was pushed into oncoming eastbound traffic, where it collided head on with a sedan driven by Heather Christopher, 47, of New Palestine.

Holderfield told police he didn’t remember the crash or how it happened.

Police don’t suspect drugs or alcohol were factors in the wreck.

Christopher was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Farver was also transported to Methodist, where she died from her injuries, police said.

The crash closed U.S. 52 in the area for about two hours as police investigated.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.