WAYNESVILLE, Ohio – A married couple from Indiana was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving a box truck, car and minivan.
Authorities said the crash at the intersection of Township Line Road and SR 73 in Waynesville could have been avoided if the driver of a red 2005 Hyundai had stopped at a posted sign.
Authorities said Jacqueline Montgomery, 45, was driving the Hyundai southbound on Township Line Road just before 2 p.m. when she failed to stop at the stop sign near SR 73. Officials said she then struck a yellow 2005 International box truck driven by 59-year-old William Williamson.
The collision then forced Williamson’s vehicle left of center and head-on into a Chrysler minivan driven by 66-year-old Robert Large, investigators said.
Robert and his 66-year-old wife Margaret Large – both from North Vernon, Indiana – were pronounced dead at the scene. Margaret was in the passenger seat.
"They were very nice, good, kind loving people," said Amy Thompson, the couple's neighbor in North Vernon.
Montgomery was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries. Williamson was driven to Sycamore Hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities said it is unknown at this time if any drivers were impaired.
The crash remains under investigation.