TIPTON COUNTY (Dec. 26, 2014) – Four people died after a crash in Tipton County Friday morning, according to Indiana State Police.
Around 8:345 a.m., a 2001 Jaguar was going south on U.S. 31 near 250 South when the driver lost control, went off the road into the grassy median and then went into the northbound lanes.
A semi truck in the northbound lane moved to the outer shoulder to avoid the car, but the front of the semi hit the Jaguar on the driver’s side.
There were five people inside the Jaguar. All had to be extricated from the vehicle. Four of the five people in the car—an adult male, an adult female, a female child and a male child—were pronounced dead at the scene. A fifth child, a female adolescent, was taken by helicopter to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.
Police said everyone in the car was wearing seatbelts. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family.
The driver of the semi, William Stump, 41, Carmel, was treated and released after complaining of pain. His truck was carrying pickles to Plymouth, Ind. The truck is owned by Marten Transport out of Mondovi, Wis., according to state police.
The crash blocked U.S. 31 in both directions while investigators cleaned up after the wreck and reconstructed the scene. All lanes have since reopened.