Crash Claims Life of Mother; Father and Infant Transported to Hospital

Crash Claims Life of Mother; Father and Infant Transported to Hospital


An 18 year old front seat passenger was killed this afternoon in a rollover crash that sent the driver and her 11-month old girl to Louisville hospitals.

The front seat passenger, Taylor N. Johnson, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clark County Coroner.


The driver of the vehicle, Austin W. Porter, 19, Jeffersonville, was transported via air ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital and is listed in Critical condition.

The rear seat passenger, Lori R. Porter, 11 months and child of Johnson and Porter, was transported via ambulance to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and is listed in stable condition.

This afternoon at approximately 3:17, troopers from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg were dispatched to a rollover crash on eastbound I-265 near the seven mile-marker.

Trooper Zack Smith was the first to arrive on scene and found a 2002 Suzuki SUV off the south side of the roadway and resting on its side.

The driver and front seat passenger of the vehicle had both been ejected from the vehicle. An 11 month old passenger in the vehicle was found still securely strapped into her child passenger seat in the rear of the vehicle.

A preliminary investigation into the crash reveals that the SUV drove off the south side of the roadway for an unknown reason. After leaving the roadway the vehicle overturned as many as three times before coming to rest on its side approximately 100 feet from the roadway. The investigation is ongoing. Eastbound lanes of the roadway were temporarily closed. All lanes of I-265 were re-opened by 5:30..

Troopers were assisted by officers from the Jeffersonville Police Department, the Jeffersonville Fire Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.