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Names of accident victims released

Friday, August 1, 2008

The names of two women killed in a crash on Interstate 70 in Putnam County on Thursday have been released.

Putnam County Deputy Coroner Brian Hopkins said 23-year-old Cherrie Hall, of Anderson, and 24-year-old Megan Hall (no relation) of Noblesville, were both killed when the vehicle they were in lost control in the westbound lanes and crashed into several trees.

The third person in the vehicle, who survived, remains at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Her identity is still being withheld.


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Our prayers and concerns go out to their families.

-- Posted by BbridgeJC on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 5:56 PM

Who knows why there were such a hurry and driving so reckless. So sad for the famalies to have this ordeal to go through. Echo what BbridgeJC said.

-- Posted by purple_heat on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 4:08 PM

I am being very respectful when I reply to the person who talked about my cousin driving so wreckless, regardless of how she was driving she didn't deserve this. She was young, we all made mistakes, I am 33 now and just now growing up. I am from Alabama and had not seen Megan in a couple of years, my heart is broke and goes out to her Mom, Alice Hall, Brother Trey Hall, and Carrie Malone, sister. I love yall and you are in my prayers.

-- Posted by jenherod on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 10:48 PM

I feel bad for the families including those of the truckdrivers.

I come from a family of truckers and worry for their safety.

I dont believe any disrespect was intended by purple_heat.

-- Posted by Sportfan on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 9:11 AM

I am Megan Hall's step-mom. Megan would not have hurt anyone. This was just a tragic accident. Megan was a beautiful young woman. She was seven years old when I married her Dad. Her Dad passed away on 2/6/1999. Megan is now with her Dad. Megan always had a smile on her face. Yes, pray for her family, all of us who love and will miss her deeply.

-- Posted by step-mom on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 10:02 AM

I don't know why young people feel like "it won't happen to me" . I guess the driver wasn't thinking about the other people who commute on the interstate. There could of been innocent people hurt or killed-- other than those lost in the car. It is a shame.

-- Posted by FD2008 on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 4:36 PM

It is very sad that young people don't have more common sense on the road ways. Fortunatly there were no other cars involved. More people could of easily been hurt or killed. I guess the driver wasn't thinking of the others people commuting on the interstate or of the passengers in her car. Way too sad. I hope some of the young people around here learn from this tragic accident.

-- Posted by FD2008 on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 4:37 PM

I am sure FD2008 has never done anything stupid in his/her life.. God Bless those that have been hurt by this accident..

-- Posted by public concern on Thu, Aug 7, 2008, at 6:24 AM

it is very sad what has happened to everybody involved. but, there was a call to 911 10 minutes prior to the accident. the caller stated the car was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

-- Posted by badboy46120 on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 10:26 PM


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