Friends remember two siblings killed in crash

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Tina Glass couldn’t believe it until she saw the pictures of the totaled car.

Her friend, Jayne Hood and her older brother, Carl, were driving on Massachusetts Avenue and Dearborn Street early Saturday morning.

Police said the two missed a turn, veered off the road and hit a utility pole.

“The passenger side was all slammed in and the tires were off in the front,” said Glass tearfully. “The car itself could have told you from just looking at it.”

The impact of the wreck was so strong Jayne was thrown out of the car. Carl was trapped on the passenger side. Jayne Hood was transported to Wishard Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Carl Hood died on the scene.

Neighbors tell Fox 59 the dangerous intersection has caused multiple crashes over the years.

“At night time, nobody knows when to stop, when to go, or if the road ends,” said Deborah Dillard, who lives close to the intersection. “Life ends at this corner constantly.”

The Hoods’ friends want something to be done to make that area safer.

“If they put up signs or lights or something, anything,” said Cody Edgecombe, a family friend. “I know they can do something.”

They describe Jayne as a mother of six, and grandmother of seven who could lighten any mood. Uncle Carl would do just the same.

“There was no denying those two were brother and sister,” said Edgecombe. “They were just a happy combo to have you know? I’m not going to get used to them not being here anymore.”

Two lives lost so suddenly. It’s left a family struggling to gather the funds to lay them to rest.

“They don’t know what to do,” said Glass. “They’re beside themselves. We all are.”

Family friends are hoping to set up a fund to raise money for the Hood family.