Two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene following a two-vehicle car accident early Wednesday morning in Grant County.
According to Indiana State Police (ISP) Sgt. Tony Slocum, ISP and Grant County Sheriff’s Department officers responded at approximately 5:55 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Ind. 26 near Grant County Road 562 East.
One of the victims has been identified as Garry Moore, 63, of Elwood, but the other male driver has not been positively identified as of Wednesday afternoon, Slocum said.
The Grant County Coroner's Officer identified the second victim as Anthony Pence, 24, of Muncie.
Senior Troopers Jeremy Perez and A.J. Coffee’s preliminary crash investigation revealed a 2009 Pontiac G8 driven by the Pence was traveling eastbound on Ind. 26 near County Road 526 East, while Moore was traveling westbound in a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado on Ind. 26 in the same area, Slocum said.
The Pontiac crossed into the westbound lane for an undetermined reason, causing a head-on collision with Moore’s Chevrolet, Slocum said. After the initial crash, the Pontiac caught fire and had to be extinguished by firefighters, according to Slocum.
Slocum said the crash is still under investigation. Perez and Coffee were assisted by the Grant County Coroner’s Office at the scene.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Ind. 26 was still closed in the area of the crash due to INDOT crews repairing road damage caused by the vehicle fire, Slocum said.