Teens and young adults involved in fatal Madison County accident
Investigators from the Madison County Sheriff's office continue to work to determine what caused a fatal accident late Saturday night in the southern part of the county.
It happened on State Road 9 near 1100 South at the Madison-Hancock County line, about two miles south of Pendleton.
Madison County Major Brian Bell confirmed 18-year-old Cody Hurley, who was driving a red Chevrolet pickup, was killed in the accident.
His passenger in the pickup, Kenneth Clark, was taken by Lifeline helicopter to IU Health-Methodis Hospital where he is in fair but stable condition Sunday night.
Bell said 19-year-old Dalton Scott of Markleville was driving a grey Mitsubishi Eclipse and Caleb Ellis, 18, of Pendleton, was his passenger. They were taken by ambulance to Hancock County - Moore with unknown injuries and Ellis with minor injuries.
The third vehicle was a dark gray 2003 Chevrolet truck driven by 24-year-old Andrew Michael Duncan of Greenfield. He suffered cuts and facial injuries and also went by ambulance to Hancock County.
Hancock Regional Hospital would not release the conditions of Duncan, Ellis and Scott Sunday night.
Hurley's family told Eyewitness News that Hurley and Moore were stopping to turn when the gray truck slammed into their two vehicles. Investigators had not confirmed that sequence of events as of Sunday night, however.
Morgan Cunningham was Hurley's girlfriend. "It's terrible," she said of the fatal crash. "It hasn't sunk in he's gone and everyone is going to miss him. He had so much potential. He was the most caring person you could ever meet. He loved people. He liked animals. He loved music so much. He would do anything for anybody."
Hurley just graduated this summer from high school and was planning on going to college with hopes to become a high school history teacher.
The Madison County Sheriff's office is waiting for more details to come from the investigation to determine whether charges will be filed.