2 people found dead, 1 injured in overturned car near Leavenwort - WDRB 41 Louisville News

2 people found dead, 1 injured in overturned car near Leavenworth, Ind.

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Scene of fatal crash on SR 62 in Crawford Co., Ind., Tuesday. Crawford Co. Sheriff's Dept. photo Scene of fatal crash on SR 62 in Crawford Co., Ind., Tuesday. Crawford Co. Sheriff's Dept. photo

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Two people died and another person was injured when a vehicle ran off a sharp curve west of Leavenworth, Indiana, authorities said Tuesday evening.

The people inside were trapped in the car for several hours Tuesday afternoon, officers at the scene said. 

A Leavenworth firefighter on State Road 62 discovered the vehicle overturned and off the right side of the road about 8 p.m., west of Turkey Fork Road. He found an adult woman, alive, trapped in the car at the bottom of a steep hill. She told the firefighter her parents were also in the car and had died after the crash, a sheriff's department news release said.

The Crawford County coroner pronounced the driver, Mable Weaver, 89, and a passenger, Donald Weaver, 82, dead at the scene. It appeared they died of multiple trauma injuries. The Weavers lived in Bloomington, Ind., authorities said. Their daughter, Kimberly Weaver, 57 and also from Bloomington, was hurt and survived with injuries not believed to threaten her life, according to the news release.

A medical helicopter flew the Kimberly Weaver to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

The crash scene is along a sharp curve that looks like a "U" on maps. People who live in the area call it "dead man's curve," one neighbor told WDRB News.

The rainy weather may have been a factor in the crash. Everyone in the car wore seatbelts, and the airbags did deploy, officers said.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash.

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