Two young bicyclists critically injured after struck by alleged drunk driver

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CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – Two juveniles were critically injured after being hit by an SUV Wednesday evening.

The accident happened around 8:20 p.m. on State Road 39, just south of Frankfort. Police said a 16-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were walking their bicycles in the area when they were struck by a Jeep.

The 16-year-old girl was life lined to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where she underwent surgery and received trauma care. The 12-year-old boy was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Frankfort, before being life lined to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.  Authorities said both children are listed in critical but stable condition.

heather mcdanielPolice arrested the driver of the Jeep, 39-year-old Heather McDaniel of Frankfort, on two counts of driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and criminal recklessness with a vehicle.

McDaniel was taken to the Clinton County Jail.

A foundation has been set up to assist the family with financial needs at the Farmers Bank in Frankfort under the name “Davis Family.”

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