Fatal crash on Hwy. 150 near Palmyra - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police say passing motorist helped save second victim in fatal crash

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PALMYRA, Ind. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Troopers say a passing motorist may have saved the life of a victim in a fatal two-car crash this morning.

It happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 150 near Buffalo Trace Park.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, one person was killed in the two-vehicle crash that happened sometime before 8 a.m. just east of a Recycling Center.

Police say the vehicles -- one traveling eastbound and one traveling westbound -- collided head-on.

One woman, 45-year-old Lisa Wilson of Palmyra, died in the wreck. Additionally, 22-year-old Anthony Schlicher -- from Salem -- was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation reveals Schlicher crossed the center line. Police say Wilson tried to avoid the crash, but couldn't. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

Goodin says a state trooper was working in the area when the crash happened, and a driver of a passing vehicle alerted the trooper of the crash.

Troopers say that driver's quick actions may have saved Schlicher's life.

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