Smyrna Family Injured In Crash In Indiana

Posted at 8:33 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-20 21:37:51-04

A 12-year-old from Smyrna has been seriously injured in a crash in Indiana.

Reports from CBS4 in Indianapolis stated the crash happened on Interstate 65 Saturday morning in Boone County, Indiana.

The wreck closed all northbound lanes of the interstate around 2 a.m.

Officials said a Nissan Xterra and a Jeep collided with each other and bounced off the guardrails.

The 12-year-old girl from Tennessee was reportedly in the Jeep and was ejected from the vehicle, according to a police sergeant. She was taken to Riley Hospital in serious condition.

Her mother and an infant were also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Only one person was in the Nissan and suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

A friend of the family from Smyrna identified them as the Avelars. The friend has started a gofundme account to help with expenses.

Sunday, a friend informed NewsChannel 5 the 12-year-old had gone through surgery. She was transferred to a pediatric burn unit due to burns on 75 to 80 percent of her body. Doctors said she has a long road to recovery but is improving.



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