Community remembers 4 teens killed in crash in Jackson County, Indiana
JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Police have identified four teens killed in a crash Saturday night in Jackson County.
According to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to the crash on State Road 258 in Cortland, Indiana, just after 11 p.m.
Police say 37-year-old Cara Selby, of Seymour, was driving west on State Road 258 just a block away from her home when her vehicle broke down.
Selby's family was having a sleepover for her daughter, and juveniles there came outside to help push the car back to the home when they were hit from behind by another vehicle.
Eight juveniles were hit by the vehicle.
Nevaeh Law, 14, of Brownstown, died at the scene. Jenna Helton, also 14, from Seymour, died at the scene. Brittany Watson, 15, of Brownstown, also died at the scene.
Martin Martinez, 16, of Seymour was flown by helicopter to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased upon arrival.
Helton and Martinez attended Seymour High School. Law and Watson attended Brownstown High School.
Selby's daughter, Victoria Valdivia, 15, of Seymour, was injured and flown to an Indianapolis hospital.
Courtney Arthur, 14, was also injured and flown to an Indianapolis hospital.
Allerika Henline, 15, of Brownstown, was injured and flown to Norton Children's in Louisville.
The conditions of the three teens transported to area hospitals are unknown at this time.
Victoria Burchard, 15, of Medora, was injured and sent to an area medical center where she was treated and released.
Officials also say Starlit Watson, 12, of Brownstown, was riding in the vehicle with Selby and taken to a local medical center, treated for injuries and released.
Dozens gathered at a vigil held Sunday night at Seymour High School to remember the four teens who were killed.
The investigation into the crash continues. Police say 24-year-old Elizabeth Watson was driving the SUV that hit the teens. No charges are pending at this time.
Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the vehicle being pushed by the juveniles is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 812-358-2141.
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