DELAWARE COUNTY – Investigators say a deadly, high-speed crash that killed three people and injured three teenagers happened as a result of a reckless “speed game.”
Lt. Arlen Johnson of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department has interviewed the three teenagers who survived the crash. According to Johnson, Kent Kalley—the owner of the Cadillac Escalade—kept urging the driver, Lisa Case, to keep going faster and faster.
Investigators estimated that the SUV hit speeds in excess of 110 mph. The vehicle also went through a stop sign.
As a result, the SUV went off the road, slamming into a retention wall and rolling over before settling on some boulders. It happened Sunday afternoon near Daleville at County Road 600 West and State Road 67. Kalley, Case and another passenger, 12-year-old Andrew Lackey, died in the accident.
Savanna Kalley, Jessica DeLong and Trace Joiner—all 13 years old—were taken to Indianapolis-area hospitals. Kalley remains hospitalized while the other two have been released.
According to accounts from the teenagers, they were scared and about to put on their seatbelts just before the crash happened. Investigators said Kent Kalley’s insistence on going faster—at one point, Johnson said he yelled “whoopee!” as the SUV blew past a stop sign—was directly responsible for the crash.