Mallorie Cochran, the driver of the first vehicle was southbound on CR 200E, while the driver of the second vehicle, Perry Deschamp, was westbound on SR 48.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the southbound vehicle (Cochran) failed to yield to the westbound vehicle (Deschamp).
Sheriff’s investigators were assisted by a crash reconstruction team from the Indiana State Police. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash.
Cottom called the crash a “terrible accident in which two people going about everyday life, lost their lives."
A passenger in the second vehicle, Karla Deschamp, has since been released from the hospital.