A young Medora woman died Saturday afternoon in a one-car crash in southwestern Jackson County.
Martie Deanna Jean Wynn, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, Jackson County Coroner Roger Wheeler said Sunday afternoon.
“Dr. (George) Weir conducted the autopsy Saturday night, and the preliminary cause of death is head injury,” Wheeler said.
The wreck was reported at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of 600 N. County Road 975W, also known as Wray’s Church Road, a hilly, curvy area in Owen Township, Wheeler said.
“Most likely wet roads and speed was the cause of the wreck,” Lt. Darin Downs of Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday night. “At the time of the wreck, the road was still wet from the rain earlier.
“She had topped one of those hills and veered to the right, skidded and then struck a couple of trees along the road,” Downs said.
Wynn was driving north when the wreck occurred. She was not wearing a seat belt, Downs said. She was partially ejected through the windshield of her 2002 Mustang convertible, he said.
Results of toxicology tests done during the autopsy are pending but Wheeler said there is no reason to suspect alcohol was involved in the crash.
Wynn was a student at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany and a 2012 graduate of Seymour High School.
She worked as a cashier at Walmart Supercenter in Seymour.
A Salem native, she was the daughter of Tom and Sylvia Emmons of Medora and Ronnie and Carrie Sidwell of Elizabethtown.
The funeral for Wynn is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia.
Patrolman Jeff Walters with Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted Downs at the scene.
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