UPDATED – Five People Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Scottsburg

(SCOTTSBURG) – Five people were killed in a crash in Scott County.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls, the Scott County Sheriff’s office received a call at 2:30 a.m. today reporting the single-vehicle crash along Main Street just north of Scottsburg.

When deputies arrived on the scene they requested Indiana State Police to investigate the accident that killed two men and three women.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a black 2002 Ford Explorer in a field to the east side of the roadway. The vehicle had extensive damage, and multiple occupants had been ejected. 

Two of the seven occupants, 20-year-old Adam Wayne Parker, of Austin and 21-year-old Shelby Lynn Griffin, of Texas, were both rushed to Scott County Memorial Hospital and then flown to the University of Louisville Hospital of Hospital. Both are listed in stable condition. 

Police say none of the seven people in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.

An ISP preliminary investigation reveals that the Ford Explorer was southbound on Main Street approaching Rose Walk Road. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the east side of the roadway at an excessive rate of speed. 

The car overturned several times before coming to a stop in an upright position, facing north in a field off the east side of Main Street. 

All five of the ejected occupants were pronounced dead on the scene, including 16-year-old Sarah Starling of New Albany. 

The four deceased adults have been identified as 18-year-old Jeremiah James Akers, of Deputy; 18-year-old Christopher Paul Dry, of Indianapolis; 22-year-old Wandella Marie Brown, of Austin and 20-year-old Elizabeth Michelle Wagner, of Lexington, Indiana. 

Police believe Wandella Brown was the driver at the time of the crash.