Indianapolis man, 16-year-old girl among 5 killed in Scottsburg crash; 2 hospitalized
SCOTTSBURG, Ind.– Indiana State Police say five people including an Indianapolis man were killed in a single-car crash early Friday morning.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. on North Main Street near Rose Walk Road in Scottsburg. Police say they found a black 2002 Ford Explorer with extensive damage when they arrived. Five people had been ejected from the car and two others had to be extricated and taken to hospitals.
All five of the ejected occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say nobody in the car was wearing a seat belt.
Investigators say the Explorer was going southbound on Main Street and left the east side of the road at an “excessive rate of speed.”
The car flipped over several times before landing upright in a field.
The five people killed in the crash are Jeremiah James Akers, 18, of Deputy, Indiana; Christopher Paul Dry, 18, of Indianapolis; Wandella Marie Brown, 22, of Austin, Indiana; and Elizabeth Michelle Wagner, 20, of Lexington, Indiana and Sarah Starling, 16, of New Albany. It is believed Wandella Brown was the driver at the time of the crash.
The two people taken to the hospital are said to be in stable condition.