Ashlea Albertson Obituary, Death – On Friday morning, a woman from Greenfield was killed in a crash on Interstate 65 in Seymour. Troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post were called to investigate a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-65 northbound, just south of Seymour, around 11:30 a.m.
Austin Cooper, 22, was driving a black 2016 Chevrolet Malibu northbound in the right lane of I-65 near mile marker 48, according to ISP. Jacob Kelly, 31, was driving a white 2018 GMC Terrain northbound in the left lane of the same area. A video from another vehicle shows the two drivers driving quickly and refusing to let each other pass. According to ISP, the Terrain’s driver lost control of the vehicle as the Malibu’s driver began to change lanes. Ashlea Albertson, 24, was ejected from the Terrain after it flipped over.
The Malibu ran off the road and into a field. Kelly and Albertson were both airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Centre for treatment. Albertson passed away later in the hospital. Kelly is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Cooper and a child passenger were both transferred to Seymour’s Schneck Medical Centre for non-life threatening injuries. Both drivers voluntarily supplied blood samples. Toxicology reports are now pending.
Albertson was a race car driver in Indianapolis. Todd, her father, released a video about her passing on her Facebook page. “This has got to be one of the most difficult posts I’ve ever written.” “I have no words except to make a video and share it with everyone who loved her and who she loved back,” her father continued.
“She was my best friend, and she adored her nephew.” “Family was everything to her, and I know she would be personally angry at us for crying over her death instead of enjoying the great moments we had while she was still here on Earth,” her sister, Kaylea, explained.