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Fatal accident on I-70

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Cloverdale Township Fire Department was dispatched at 1:01 a.m. Tuesday to eastbound I-70 for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival firefighters found a vehicle off the roadway with the driver unresponsive. The driver was an 18-year-old female from Indianapolis, who was transported to Putnam County Hospital with serious injuries that proved to be fatal. It appears the driver had got into the slush in the left lane, lost control and then her vehicle was struck broadside by a semi-tractor trailer. The driver of the semi was not injured. The right lane of I-70 was shut down for about three hours while the police worked the scene.

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How tragic, please everyone, drive safely.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 4:45 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

-- Posted by lp_27 on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 8:01 AM


-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 10:19 AM

A photo is worth a thousand words. Perhaps someone seeing this horrific sight will be

just a little more cautious and not end

up in a photo such as this.

-- Posted by mothersue on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 1:53 PM

Mothersue, that was just stupid, have some respect...oh yeah I forgot what county this was!

-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 4:05 PM

Calling someone's statement stupid isn't disrespectful???

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Thu, Dec 23, 2010, at 5:31 AM

Putnam County Hospital is one of the worst hospitals I have ever seen. I wouldnt advise going there if at all possible!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 12:35 PM

1stamendrights Regardless of your feelings about Putnam County Hospital She was killed instantly so PCH would have been no help to her. My wife and I are very close friends of this family. She was their only child. Please be respectful!

-- Posted by megan3939 on Mon, Dec 27, 2010, at 9:02 PM

I am sorry I have to agree with 1stamendrights, my friend too hit a tree and was sent to PCH and died had he been sent to a trama hospital he might have made it. Its sad that the small Hospitals do not have the technolgy as the big city ones. They have good doctors just no technology. My prayers go out to the family and the young girl taken from us at such a young age. God be with them! I too am struggling with my best friend in the hospital right now but she continues to do just a little bit better everyday. Hold in their Steph we all love ya!

-- Posted by rooster70 on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 12:24 AM

My daughter was the young woman killed in the accident. She was a very safe and cautious driver and seeing this picture helps no one. She knew what to do in bad weather. Saying someone might see this picture and be more cautious is an insult to my child. From everything I was told from witness accounts, she did nothing wrong. I heard there was somthing in this newpaper and felt strong enough today to search. I immediately scrolled past the picture. My husband and I don't need to see this. Her boyfriend, who went looking for her when she didn't make it home, doesn't need any other reminder of the accident scene.

-- Posted by hermom on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 11:48 AM

hermom I respect your position and I have sympathy for you but I think when you look back in a few years you might feel differently about your words here. Peace be with you in this terrible time.

-- Posted by Clovertucky on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 3:00 PM


I hope and pray you never have to experience anything remotely close to what this family has gone through. Your comment "I have sympathy for you but I think when you look back in a few years you might feel differently about your words here." shows how insensitive and ignorant you are. I understand the sentiment but it should have been left unsaid.

-- Posted by megan3939 on Mon, Jan 10, 2011, at 12:30 PM

megan3939, I hear what you're saying, but for you to tell me I'm insensitive and ignorant is a bit hypocritical on your part.

Newspapers print pictures. The people who had a terrible loss learn to live with it in time. This is the way of things. To not let this girl's death be a lesson for future children is a waste of her legacy.

-- Posted by Clovertucky on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 7:32 PM

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