The police in Howard County responded to a terrible crash on Tuesday, May 12. It was about 10 pm when they got a call about a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of SR 26 and 400 West. When they arrived at the scene, they found not one, but two vehicles in the south ditch along SR 26.
One of the vehicles was a 1998 Eagle Talon. It was being driven by an 18-year old woman from Russiaville named Taylor Godfrey. Godfrey was unconscious when the cops arrived at the accident scene. They had no choice but to find out what happened from the man who had been driving the Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer involved in the accident.
According to 44-year old Adam St. Peter, he was traveling along SR 46 when he noticed Godfrey was approaching the intersection. Godfrey was traveling in the Southbound lanes of CR 400 West. She proceeded to run the stop sign at the intersection, driving directly into the path of the tractor-trailer.
St. Peter was not injured in the crash. However, his truck did end up in the ditch after the collision along with the young woman driving the Talon. When the cops arrived at the scene, they had to work to extricate the girl from her vehicle. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital and was then transported directly to Community Howard Regional Health. The police didn’t indicate if there had been any updates on her condition.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if things really happened the way St. Peter said they did. Until Godfrey is able to wake up and give her side of the story, they won’t know for sure.
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