Indiana Car Accident Roundup for May 2017

Four people died in Western Indiana when a semi crashed into a sedan carrying three individuals on the I-70 mid last month. The accident involved one other semi, and it witnesses state that the primary semi crashed into the back of the passenger vehicle when it failed to come to a stop in traffic.

Two Semis Involved in Western Indiana Accident

The Sheriff’s Office released the names of those who died as Brian Lee, 48, his son Aaron Lee, 25, as well as Stephanie Swaim, 45, from Brazil, Indiana. Susan Amos, Vigo County Coroner said that all three died on impact due to their car catching fire seconds after it was hit. The name of the third deceased victim was released as Jeffrey Kolkman, 38, hailing from Jenison, Michigan. A witness at the scene of the accident, which happened close to West Terre Haute, Indiana, tried to help occupants of the sedan but had to turn away when it caught fire. The accident involved a tractor-trailer and a maverick flatbed truck.

Wayne County, IN Car Accident Kills 5-Year-Old

Earlier in may, a child lost his life when the vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a head-on collision in Wayne County, Indiana with another vehicle traveling north of Roell Road. First responders who arrived at the 1pm accident had to extract the driver of one of the vehicles, Britney Lee Byrley, who was traveling with the deceased child, aged 5 and an infant. Despite the fact that both the children were properly restrained, they suffered injuries, with the 5-year-old succumbing to her injuries at a local hospital.

Randolph County, IN Car Crash Kills Two Youth

At the beginning of May, two people died when two vehicles collided in an accident over in Randolph County, Indiana. The accident, which happened at the intersection of 100 South and Base Road, took the lives of Nicholas A. Olsen, 17, and Tanner Folkner, 20. It is alleged that the vehicle these two youth were traveling in was hit by a truck when Folkner ran a red light. The car then flipped and landed on its top at a nearby field. The vehicle’s other occupant was Tyler Gray, 20, who, together with Falkner, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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