A Crothersville couple was killed died in a four-vehicle wreck that left U.S. 50 east of Seymour closed for nearly three hours Friday evening.

The wreck also left a woman hospitalized with a leg injury in Indianapolis.


According to an Indiana State Police report, 24-year-old Tiffany Whillhite and 27-year-old Christopher Muncy were killed. They were married in April.

Chelsea Bowling, 27, of Seymour was treated and taken by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. She was then flown by helicopter to the IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

According to police a 2007 Ford 150 pickup driven east on U.S. 50 by 65-year-old Larry Jacobs, of Commiskey, slowed because a motorist in front of him was making a turn.

Bowilng, also driving east in a red 1997 Chevrolet Silverado, hit the rear of Jacobs’ truck. The truck then crossed the centerline and hit the brown 1999 Hyundai Willhite was driving west.

Police say, the Silverado pushed the Hyundai off the road, into the ditch. The truck then landed on top of the Hyundai leading to the deaths of both Willhite and Muncy.

A 2012 Chevrolet van being driven east on U.S. 50 by 32-year-old Jacob Simmons, of Seymour then struck a tool box, which had come off of the 1997 Chevy Silverado.

Jacobs and Simmons did not report any injuries.