Families in Jackson County are mourning the death of four teens in a car crash over the weekend.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that around 11 p.m. Saturday, an SUV driven by 37-year-old Cara Selby was westbound on State Road 258 in Cortland when it broke down about a block from her home. Authorities say that the family was having a slumber party and the kids taking part came out to push the vehicle to the house. While the teens were doing this, they were struck from behind by a second SUV driven by 24-year-old Elizabeth Watson, of Seymour. The Sheriff’s Department says that eight children were struck:
– 14-year-old Nevaeh Law of Brownstown was pronounced dead at the scene;
– 14-year-old Jenna Helton of Seymour was pronounced dead at the scene;
– 15-year-old Brittany Watson of Brownstown was pronounced dead at the scene;
– 16-year-old Martin Martinez of Seymour was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He died upon arrival;
– 15-year-old Victoria Valdivia of Seymour was injured and flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis;
– 14-year-old Courtney Arthur was injured and flown to Riley Children’s Hospital;
– 15-year-old Allerika Henline of Brownstown was injured and flown to Nortons of Louisville;
– 15-year-old Victoria Burchard of Medora was treated at Schneck Medical Center and released;
– 12-year-old Starlit Watson of Brownstown was a passenger in Selby’s vehicle. She was treated at Schneck Medical Center and released;
Jackson County officials say the investigation is ongoing. They ask anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it to call the Sheriff’s Department at (812) 358-2141.