MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – A crash in Morgan County killed three adults and sent two children to the hospital, investigators say.
The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday near Baseline Road and Turkey Neck in Paragon. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said the car came to a t-intersection and missed it, sending the car into a deep ravine.
“It appears the driver may not have been familiar with the roadway, he completely missed the t-intersection and ran off the roadway at a relatively high rate of speed,” Morgan County sheriff Robert Downey said.
Autmn Wray, a witness to the crash, said she noticed the car speeding just moments prior to the crash.
“ I actually yelled at them I screamed slow down and they didn’t hear me…They missed the corner, the car hit the embankment, went airborne, and just straight off into the cave holler,” Wray said.
On Monday evening, the Morgan County Coroner's Office identified the three victims as Brett Bundy, 28, Jami Kinsler, 27, Cassedy Brown, 25. They were all from Cloverdale.
Nearly a dozen different agencies responded to the accident, including the Paragon Volunteer Fire Company, the Morgan county EMS, Owen county EMS, Gosport fire, Martinsville fire, State police, and the Department of Natural Resources.
“We probably had 80 people there working, and it took every bit of the 80 people to do it,” Chief of the Paragon Volunteer Fire Company William Davis said.
Emergency crews had difficulty reaching the crash site. While they rescued two children quickly, it took hours for them to reach the adults and get them out.
The three adults were killed. The two children, ages 4 and 8, were airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
‘I thought everyone was going to be dead, I didn’t see a way for anyone to make it and I still yelled just in case and hearing that kid yelling help my. It was a miracle,” Autumn Wray said.
Wray called the accident tragic but says it could have been avoided. She now says she hopes it sends a signal to local officials on the dangers of that particular stretch of Baseline road.
“I feel like there needs to be a speed limit sign, there needs to be signs out here warning drivers of this,” she said.