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Teen Killed In Auto Accident
Updated October 17, 2016 11:03 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) - A Hope teen was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road 900 North and County Road 350 East in Bartholomew County.

The accident happened at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.

According to an Indiana State Police report, a 1995 Honda Accord being driven by 19-year-old Austin D. Wade of Hope, was traveling westbound on County Road 900 North, approaching the intersection to County Road 350 East, when for an unknown reason, Wade pulled onto County Road 350 East into the path of a southbound 2005 Dodge truck pulling a 29 foot camper-trailer being driven by 36-year-old Eric W. Harper of Hope. Harper's vehicle struck the passenger side of Wade's vehicle.

Both vehicles left the roadway. Harper's vehicle then overturned in a nearby field.

As a result of the collision, the front seat passenger in Wade's vehicle, 17-year-old Allyssia A. Christman of Edinburgh, was flown by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she passed away as a result of her injuries.

Wade was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was treated and then released for minor injuries. Harper and two juveniles in his vehicle were uninjured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Investigating the accident was Master Trooper Gary Thalls who was assisted by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, Columbus Fire Department, Clifford Fire Department, Columbus Regional Hospital EMS, and Lifeline Helicopter.



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