Early morning crash sends two to hospital

Early morning crash sends two to hospital


An early morning crash sent two West Washington High School students to the hospital after their vehicle flipped at least three times, according to police.

Washington County Sherrif’s Deputy Ryan Larimore and Campbellsburg Town Marshall Claude Combs were on the scene just after 9a on the West Washington School Road.

13880228_1304010502982870_7836073587035974527_nLarimore said the driver, a 17-year-old female and her brother, a 16-year old, were driving  a black 1997 Jeep Cherokee southbound to school.

“South of Lost River Road the female driver was distracted and drifted off the side of the road,” said Larimore. She over corrected  and it swerved and overturned.”

Police estimated that the vehicle flipped at least three times.

“Itwas lucky they were both wearing seatbelts,” said Larimore.

Police said the female driver was taken to St. Vincent with complaints of neck pain.

Larimore said the brother was transported to University of Louisville hospital for a lacerated foot.

Indiana State Police, Campbellsburg VFD and Washington County EMS also assisted.


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