Girl dies in I-65 crash in Boone Co.

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

A 13-year-girl was killed Sunday and two of her relatives were in critical condition after a car collided with their sport-utility vehicle on Interstate 65 in Boone County.
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KAM

Michigan City, IN

#2 Oct 8, 2007
God Bless all of the friends and family of this girl.
dhsju

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Oct 8, 2007
this is messed up
Christian brother

United States

#6 Oct 8, 2007
So sad, so sad. Such a young life taken before she had a real chance at life. I feel for her family.

Life is short and this underlines it. We do not know the day nor the hour of when we too shall leave this earthly abode. Do you know where you will spend eternity? Have you make plans for your journey?

Where you are sitting ask Jesus to come into your heart and confess your sins and He is willing and able to forgive them and grant you eternal life with Him when your times comes to die.

Do not wait another day. Eternity is just a breath away. Peace be with you.
wiggs

United States

#9 Oct 8, 2007
bet they wont find anything wrong with the bmw. just wasnt paying any attention.
ABrandy

United States

#10 Oct 8, 2007
It was a terrible scene. We were among those lucky enough to just be stuck in the 4 mile + back up behind the accident. Many blessings to her family and friends who not only had to lose such a young blossom, but many had to witness it as well.
Tired

Burlington, IN

#12 Oct 8, 2007
My husband and I drove upon this horrific accident yesterday just before the police and ambulance arrived. We were traveling southbound on 65. First, we noticed several people running across the highway on the northbound side. Then we noticed several cars pulled over on each side. A moment later, we saw the SUV in the median. The images are still haunting; a woman was screaming out. I cried the rest of the way home and again later. Thoughts and prayers to the families. God bless you.
Worst accident I ever saw

Brookville, OH

#13 Oct 8, 2007
My prayers to the family of that little girl. I was one of the first cars to come upon this accident immediately after it happened. We tried to help stabilize the girl but the father wouldnt let her go. I dont blame him at all. Im glad to find out the other two ladies are alive. I wasnt sure when I arrived. Life is precious. Never take it for granted. This scene will forever be burned into my mind. Im glad to have my life, i just wish it didnt take something like that to make me so grateful to be alive.
ABrandy

United States

#15 Oct 8, 2007
I am sorry you were witness to such an awful event. Even from the outskirts we knew it was bad. Really makes you thankful for those around you. Blessings to you as well to help you get the images out of your head.:(
Tired wrote:
My husband and I drove upon this horrific accident yesterday just before the police and ambulance arrived. We were traveling southbound on 65. First, we noticed several people running across the highway on the northbound side. Then we noticed several cars pulled over on each side. A moment later, we saw the SUV in the median. The images are still haunting; a woman was screaming out. I cried the rest of the way home and again later. Thoughts and prayers to the families. God bless you.
worst

United States

#16 Oct 8, 2007
Accidents are horrable. The writer of this article focused on the use of SUV's , some not involved in the accident . Seems to be a blatant attempt to cast a bad image of SUV use. I know he used the exact car make of the other vehicle involved, but I was left with more of an image of SUV use, than of the tragic death of a young girl. As if the use of these vehicles by this extended family , was the cause of their misfortune.
SHER314

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Oct 8, 2007
I WAS THERE. IT WAS 3 WOMEN IN THE SUV. GRANDMOTHER OF THE CHILD, A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND ONE OTHER.
Nick

Novato, CA

#18 Oct 8, 2007
ABrandy wrote:
It was a terrible scene. We were among those lucky enough to just be stuck in the 4 mile + back up behind the accident. Many blessings to her family and friends who not only had to lose such a young blossom, but many had to witness it as well.
Yes it's sad. My husband was in traffic for about 4 hours on I65 Northbound last night. I knew it had to be a bad accident but was hoping no fatalities.

Deepest sympathies to all families involved. Very tragic.
Nick

Novato, CA

#19 Oct 8, 2007
worst wrote:
Accidents are horrable. The writer of this article focused on the use of SUV's , some not involved in the accident . Seems to be a blatant attempt to cast a bad image of SUV use. I know he used the exact car make of the other vehicle involved, but I was left with more of an image of SUV use, than of the tragic death of a young girl. As if the use of these vehicles by this extended family , was the cause of their misfortune.
I didn't really notice blame being given to SUV drivers but statistically they are more negligent, careless and take more chances than other vehicles on the road. There was a study just released on this and I'm sure insurance statistics support that as well.

It's unfortunate in any case but in general people in SUVs do need to show down and be as cautious as drivers in a small car but they generally feel since their vehicle is larger they have more protection or muscle? Not sure.
Lebanon not Fishers

Princeton, IN

#20 Oct 8, 2007
I was also caught in the traffic on 65 last night. I live in Boone county and I know just how many accidents happen along that stretch of road. The barriers have helped something more needs to be done. I think a lower speed limit through the Lebanon and Thorntown area would help. Of course, then we'd need police out there to enforce it. I know that I would have no problem driving slower for a few miles if it would save lives. I feel so horrible for this family. Last night we were on our way home from a weekend trip with my own teenager.

“none”

Since: Dec 06

Pulaski County Indiana

#24 Oct 8, 2007
WTF wrote:
i didn't realize god cared about what i wore to church and why are you posting this on here?
<quoted text>
?? His Mouse Went On Strike ??
OR:
?? His Mouse Jumped The Gun ??
Either Way You Know:
It was a computer Errrorr -??
See, I told you so.

“none”

Since: Dec 06

Pulaski County Indiana

#25 Oct 8, 2007
A terrible and needless accident which I believe could have possibly been prevented.
Many unanswered questions from both vehicles.
Some relating to concentration, and awareness.
Very Sad.
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I wish to thank the moderator or whom ever for being quick on the job with some of the replies towards this story.
Well Done.
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Deeply Sadden

Atlanta, GA

#26 Oct 8, 2007
I just heard of the accident this morning because I personally know the driver of the BMW. He is a very good guy and devasted by the accident. My prayers go out to ALL involved, accidents occure and they are beyond our control. We must look to Our Heavenly Father for comfort in this most horrible time
Richey

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Oct 8, 2007
KAM wrote:
God Bless all of the friends and family of this girl.
Too bad he wasn't there to prevent this in the first place.
PANCH VILLA

El Paso, TX

#30 Oct 8, 2007
Lebanon not Fishers wrote:
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Most likely, but what does that have to do with it?
THAT IS THE WAY IT IS IN THIS FORUM IT ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO RACE. COME ON STOP WITH THE RACISIM!!
bad stretch of highway

Collinsville, MS

#31 Oct 8, 2007
Is there a higher than normal number of accidents on this stretch of highway? I would like to see someone do a study. Maybe they could put a marker at each location of a death in the past 3 years. I bet it would be an eye opener.
Brooke

United States

#32 Oct 8, 2007
I feel so bad about this....i hope it wasnt any of my friends...im almost 13...Yikes!!

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