Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana
Last updated on Tuesday, May 27, 2008
(AVOCA) - A young driver’s reach for a bag in her vehicle caused a head-on accident in Avoca leaving a Sullivan, Indiana woman dead.
Lawrence County Sheriff's reports say 16-year-old Kristina Clouse of Bedford was traveling eastbound on IN-54 in her pickup with two other people in the cab when, according to a passenger, she reached down for a "bag of some sorts" causing her to cross the center line and run head-on at highway speeds into a car driven by 19-year-old Mitchell Johnson of Sullivan.
Of the 6 people involved in either vehicle, 5 survived, most with serious, incapacitating injuries. Emergency helicopters were called to the scene to rush injured parties for medical treatment.
37-year-old Troylina Lott of Sullivan, the front seat passenger in the second vehicle, was killed as the result of serious internal injuries.
30-year-old Don Mosteller of Shelburn, Indiana, who was in the back seat of the same car, was taken by ambulance for a fracture to his hip area.
Johnson, the driver of that vehicle, suffered only minor bleeding to his lower leg. Johnson was also cited for driving without insurance coverage and with a suspended license.
Clouse, the driver of the first vehicle was incapacitated with bleeding from her lower abdomen or pelvis area.
One passenger, 15-year-old James Inman II of Bedford was incapacitated with internal head injuries.
8-year-old Trevon Roberts of Springville, who was sitting in the center seat, suffered internal injuries throughout his body.
More information to come as it avails itself.
1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Click here to go back to previous page