Updates on Howard County crash on April 8, 2019

Howard County – Last night at approximately 10:29 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Howard County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 near Howard County Road 80 West, which killed a Kokomo woman.

The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Jeremy Perez revealed that Jordan Asher, 21, Kokomo, IN was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on U.S 35 near County Road 80 West. Jennifer Eastwood, 48, Logansport, IN  was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on U.S. 35 near County Road 80 West. For a yet to be determined reason the vehicles collided head-on.

Asher was pronounced dead at the crash scene by Howard County Coroner Steve Seele. Eastwood, who had to be extricated from the Jeep, was flown via medical helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital. Her current condition is unknown.

This crash is still under investigation.

Assisting Trooper Perez at the crash scene were Trooper Dustin Rutledge, Trooper A.J. Coffee, ISP Sergeant T.J. Zeiser, ISP Lt. Jeremy Kelly, Trooper Abby Russell, Trooper Dukengston Lavache, Trooper Brandon Fletcher, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, the Howard County Coroner’s Office, and the Galveston Fire Department.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Police

On April 8, 2019 at approximately 2229, a two-vehicle traffic accident occurred on County Road 450 N. near County Road 80 W. involving Sheriff Jerry Asher’s 21 year-old daughter, Jordan Asher. As a result of the accident, Jordan Asher lost her life and was declared deceased at the scene by Howard County Coroner, Steve Seele.

Due to the close personal nature of this accident, the Howard County Sheriff’s Office requested the
Indiana State Police investigate the cause of the accident. Any further information/media requests
regarding the investigation should be forwarded to the Indiana State Police Peru Post.

Sadly, the Howard County Sheriff’s Office has experienced numerous tragedies over recent years. However, one thing remains consistent and that’s the unwavering support of the community in times of mourning. We ask that you give the Asher family time to process, grieve and mourn during this most difficult of times and with the privacy and respect that is warranted.

SOURCE: News release from Howard County Sheriff’s Department