SUV was going over 100 mph in deadly Delaware County crash
Delaware County authorities say a sport-utility vehicle was traveling faster than 100 mph when it left a rural road and struck a retaining wall, killing three people and injuring three others.
Sheriff's Office Lt. Arlan Johnson also told The Star Press Tuesday that he believes the Cadillac Escalade driven by 46-year-old driver Lisa Case of Anderson also ran a stop sign about a quarter mile from the spot where it crashed Sunday and rolled over. Case died in the crash.
Also killed in the crash south of Yorktown were 46-year-old Kent Kalley and 12-year-old Andrew Lackey, both of Yorktown. Kalley was the front seat passenger. Andrew Lackey was a rear seat passenger. Lackey was a student at Yorktown Middle School.
One of the surviving passengers, 13-year-old Savannah Kalley of Yorktown, remained in critical but stable condition Tuesday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital. The two others were in good condition at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Investigators at the scene said the SUV was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed on Delaware County 600 West, a few hundred feet north of State Road 67, when it left the road, struck large boulders and flipped over at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Jason Rogers of Delaware County Emergency Management recounted what happened. He said the Silver Cadillac almost went airborne after coming over a small rise in the road.
Police showed where tracks left on the road show how the driver over-corrected, which sent the SUV sliding wildly out of control, first into a retaining wall and eventually landing in field of boulders.
"It was found on its top," said Rogers, "maybe a few hundred feet away. It was significant force to carry it that far."