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Fatal Head-On Collision Near Fairfield

One is dead and three are injured after a head-on collision by the Merriam Crossroads east of Fairfield yesterday morning. Wayne County Coroner Jimmy Taylor says 66-year-old Fairfield resident Beverly Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. She was taking her grandson to register for school. Also reportedly involved in the crash was former Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy J.B. Fletcher of Fairfield and the driver of a semi truck, Steve Koontz of Carter Trucking.  Koontz was airlifted to an Evansville hospital.  Emergency crews were at the crash site for about four hours, providing emergency care and cleaning up debris.