Three Decatur Residents die in fatal crash

UNION COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana State Police investigated a mid-afternoon traffic crash that left four people dead, three of them residents of Decatur.

Troopers from the Pendleton Post were called to a crash on Nine Mile Road, south of Richmond at about 3:30 this afternoon. Upon arrival, they found two vehicles that had hit head-on.

Investigators say that a Ford Fusion, driven by 23-year-old Savanna Kinder, was southbound when she drove off the right side of the road and overcorrected, crossing into oncoming traffic and striking a Mercedes-Benz that was northbound head-on. The driver of the Mercedes, 20-year-old Connor Bright of Decatur, along with a back seat passenger, 21-year-old Jordan Fuelling, also of Decatur, were declared dead at the scene, along with Kinder. A third passenger in Bright’s vehicle, 20-year-old Trevor Ortiz was transported to a local hospital, where he died just after arrival.

All occupants were said to be wearing safety belts. Investigators believe excessive speed was a contributing factor.

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