Wolcott police responded to the report of a single-car crash on Interstate-65 near the 190-mile marker on the morning of October 18. The accident took place near Wolcott, Indiana.
A 28-year old woman was driving her 2005 Ford Focus in the Southbound lanes of the highway. For some unknown reason, she lost control of her car and left the roadway on the Eastern side. She then corrected her car and re-entered the roadway.
When she got back on the highway, she lost control of her car and drove directly into a ditch. The impact of the crash was so severe that she was ejected from the car. The driver – Lindsay Estep – was immediately taken to IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Sadly, her injuries were so severe, she passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Thankfully, there were no other people injured in the crash. Miraculously, Estep’s vehicle was the only one involved in the accident. The police still aren’t sure what could have caused her to lose control in the first place. However, they did run toxicology reports and they confirmed that alcohol and drugs did not play a role.
The family of the victim will need to check to see if there was a defect with the car. If this is the case, they may have a potential wrongful death claim against the manufacturer of the car.
The car did roll over several times during the incident. This seems to be very common when it comes to defective vehicles.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident, make sure to call our office right away. You may have a potential claim for damages. It depends on what the investigation reveals.