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December 20, 2013

Seven hurt in Indiana crash

NEWPORT, Ind. — Several people were injured in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon in Vermillion County, Ind.

Indiana State Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash just before 2:30 p.m. EST Wednesday along State Route 63 at West Market Street near Newport, Ind.

A total of seven people were pulled from the two vehicles involved in the collision. The drivers and passengers — including two children, ages 9 months and 7 years old — were taken to Union Hospital in Clinton, Ind., with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Indiana State Police, a 2003 Pontiac driven by 18-year-old Hannah Freeman of Newport, Ind., was in the southbound lane when she attempted to turn left onto West Market Street. As she crossed the northbound lanes, her vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Kenneth Mowery, 66, of Georgetown, Ill.

Freeman was cited for failure to yield the right of way. State police indicated all occupants were wearing seat belts or in child seats at the time of the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not considered a factor in the traffic accident.

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