Jennings teen dies in crash near Scipio

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

A Jennings County teen died in a traffic accident yesterday afternoon near Scipio.

19-year-old Dalton Rinker of North Vernon died in the crash at State Road 7 and County Road 500N at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Indiana State Police report that Rinker pulled onto the state highway into the path of a semi and trailer being driven by 39-year-old Leonel Guillen of Indianapolis. Guillen’s truck hit Rinker’s vehicle in the driver’s side, causing the fatal injuries. Guillen was uninjured.

State police say it is unclear why Rinker pulled into the path of the truck. The highway was shut down for two hours to clean up the wreckage and the crash remains under investigation.