Traffic accidents are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. One small town in Indiana has experienced this unfortunate statistic one too many times.
The AP is reporting that three teenagers from the small town of Versailles, Indiana died this week after a collision involving two trucks at an intersection. The teenagers – 18-year-old Samantha Hanson, 17-year-old Timothy Bowman and 18-year-old Jacob Vogel – died at the scene. There were three other teens involved in the crash, and they’ve been taken to local hospitals.
The teens were at a day-long FFA event, but decided to head out at 9:30 a.m. Shortly after, the trucks collided after both reportedly ran a four-way stop. The police say the Dodge truck in the accident hit the Ford F-250 broadside thus causing the deadly crash.
Versailles has been no stranger to tragedy over the past few months as multiple teenagers have lost their lives on the roads. The report states that 18-year-old died while texting and driving, and a 15-year-old was killed in an ATV crash. The small town also lost a popular teacher in a plane crash.