|A Lexington, IN father and two children were killed Sunday night in Scott County.
Yesterday evening at approximately 7:45 pm, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a serious crash on State Road 203, also known as East Cherry Street, just north of Hunt Street in Lexington, IN. When deputies arrived, due the severity of the crash, they called for Indiana State Police Reconstructionists to come to the scene.
Troopers arrived and assumed the investigation at the deputies’ request.
The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Reconstructionists shows vehicle one, a white 2002 KIA Spectra, being driven by Alfonzo B. Qualls, 36, from Lexington, IN, was traveling northbound approaching a curve in the roadway on State Road #203. Vehicle two, a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck being driven by Jacob S. Pettit, 21, from Madison, IN, was traveling southbound, approaching the same curve in the roadway.
As the vehicles met in the curve, vehicle one, the KIA Spectra, allegedly left its travel lane and crossed into vehicle two’s lane of travel. The two vehicles crashed head on.
As a result of the impact of the crash three people were killed and five others were injured.
Below are the names, ages, addresses and vehicles of all the involved in the crash.
Vehicle One, Kia Spectra, Driver of Vehicle One, Deceased Alfonzo B. Qualls, Lexington, IN Male Age/36
Kia Spectra Passenger, (front passenger seat), Deceased Mariah Qualls, Lexington, IN Female Age/8
Kia Spectra Passenger, (front passenger seat), Deceased Kaden A. Pedigo, Austin, IN Male Age/10
Kia Spectra Passenger, (back seat), Life Threatening Injuries Alfonso Qualls JR, Lexington, IN Male Age/6
Kia Spectra Passenger, (back seat), Life Threatening Injuries Jasmine Qualls, Lexington, IN Female Age/2
Kia Spectra Passenger, (back seat), Life Threatening Injuries Makayla Qualls, Lexington, IN Female Age/infant baby
Vehicle Two, 2004 Chevrolet Pickup Truck, Driver Two, Non-Life Threatening Injuries Jacob S. Pettit, Madison, IN Male Age/21
2004 Chevrolet Pickup Truck Passenger, Non-Life Threatening Injuries Marjus C. Turner, Lexington, IN Male Age/26
Due to the injuries suffered by the occupants of the KIA Spectra it is believed that none of the occupants were restrained by seatbelts. The infant child was in a car seat at the time of the collision however, it appears as though it was not properly secured in the vehicle.
The KIA Spectra driver, Alfonso Qualls, had a suspended Indiana Driver’s License. An alcohol and substance blood test will be performed. The results will not be available for up to six weeks.
Assisting agencies, Lexington Township Fire Department, Scott County E.M.S., Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Scott County Coroner’s Office.
This investigation is continuing.
All Subjects are Innocent Until and Unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.