Community 'devastated' over death of 20-year-old Miss Crawford County
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Abby Sutherland worked at the Overlook Restaurant in Leavenworth, Ind. for six years.
The 20-year-old’s death has sent shock waves through the community, felt particularly hard by those at the restaurant, like Karen Haverstock.
“You know she was like a ray of sun when she walked in the door,” Haverstock said. “She was always happy, she would do anything we asked her to do.”
Sutherland was killed in a car wreck over the weekend near Palmyra. Police say 21-year-old Dakota Alexander was driving and speed was a factor in the wreck. The car left the road and hit a tree before landing upside down back in the road. Alexander was injured and Sutherland died.
Friends say they were on their way back from a dinner date in Jeffersonville Saturday night. Sutherland was recently crowned Miss Crawford County.
“Everybody, I mean, they’re just devastated,” Haverstock said.
She also worked at heritage Ford and talked about going to cosmetology school.
The restaurant will be closed Tuesday for her funeral.
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