FORTVILLE — An Indianapolis woman died in a high-speed crash Wednesday afternoon just west of Fortville.
Andora Williams, 49, was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Ind. 67 between CRs 300W and 400W.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Rasche said Williams was driving westbound on Ind. 67 and was attempting to pass a car and a semi-trailer truck in front of her.
Her sedan struck an eastbound SUV driven by Guadalupe Alatorre-Morgado, 59, Indianapolis.
“She basically just ran out of time, didn’t have enough room to clear both of the vehicles she was passing, and Guadalupe was traveling eastbound,” Rasche said. “They both made an evasive maneuver to the south side of the road. Guadalupe turned right, (Williams) turned left at the same time, and they ended up hitting head-on.”
Williams’ vehicle landed on its side, and airbags of both vehicles deployed. Both women were also wearing seat belts. Alatorre-Morgado suffered a leg injury. Williams suffered severe internal injuries and died at the scene.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. It’s hard to tell how fast Williams was traveling; the driver of the semi she was attempting to pass reported his speed at 55 mph.