October 20, 2020

Two women are dead after single-vehicle crash in Johnson County, police say

Two women are dead after an apparent single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

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Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, died after their car crashed into a ditch between Ind. 252 and County Road 650S shortly before 2 p.m. 

A witness on the scene told police he was traveling south on U.S. 31 when he saw a vehicle swerve across the yellow line several times. The vehicle then appeared to overcorrect and “ended up sliding across 2 lanes of travel and hitting a ditch at a very high rate of speed,” according to an accident report. 



a group of people sitting in a yard: Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, died and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, is in serious condition after their car crashed into a ditch between State Road 252 and County Road 650S in Edinburgh shortly before 2 p.m.


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Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, died and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, is in serious condition after their car crashed

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Two women are dead after an apparent single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Rita Britton, 68, of Franklin, and Vicki Alexander, 75, of Greenwood, died after their car crashed into a ditch between Ind. 252 and County Road 650S shortly before 2 p.m. 

A witness on the scene told police he was traveling south on U.S. 31 when he saw a vehicle swerve across the yellow line several times. The vehicle then appeared to overcorrect and “ended up sliding across 2 lanes of travel and hitting a ditch at a very high rate of speed,” according to an accident report. 

Another witness said the car appeared to be going 90 mph prior to the crash. The posted speed limit in the

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Jimmie Johnson wearing a military uniform: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, talks with Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 08, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.


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Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, talks with Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 08, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.

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His latest victory at Auto Club Speedway in March locked in his spot in the 2020 postseason, and he sits 22 points above the cutoff to advance to the Round of 8 following this weekend’s race at the Charlotte Roval.

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