(700 WLW)- Just after 3:30 Sunday afternoon, State Troopers and Deputies were sent to the 2700 block of Nine Mile Road in Union County Indiana after a serious two vehicle crash. Indiana Trooper Luke Tipton arriving on scene first and finding two vehicles had hit head on with three fatalities.
The early investigation indicates a 2014 Mercedes, driven by 23 year old Savanna Kinder of Richmond, Indiana, was south bound when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road, over corrected and came back across the road into the path of a north bound silver Ford Fusion. The two cars hit head on in the north bound lane.
Kinder, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Fusion, 22 year old Connor Brite, Decatur, Indiana, as well as a back seat passenger, 20 year old Jordan Fuelling, of Decatur later died at the scene as well. A front seat passenger, Trevor Ortiz also of was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
It is believed that excessive speed played a role in the cause of the collision. All occupants of both vehicles were wearing safety belts.