teen air lifted to hospital following crash
English Burnett, Editor
A Milan teen sustained multiple trauma
after she was involved in a crash at the intersection of S.R.
101 and U.S. 50 Friday afternoon, July 17.
According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze Jr. of the Indiana
State Police Versailles District, Ashley Yates, 19, of Milan,
was southbound on S.R. 101. After stopping at the intersection,
she proceeded to pull onto U.S. 50 into the path of a westbound
vehicle being operated by Sabrina Lazenby, 19, of Holton.
Yates was driving a 2000 Toyota Celica when she was broadsided
by a 1998 Dodge Durango, operated by Lazenby, who was traveling
westbound on U.S. 50.
Police say both vehicles traveled across the median into the eastbound
lanes of U.S. 50 where the Dodge came to rest in the eastbound
passing lane. The Toyota continued off the south side of the roadway
into the edge of a cornfield where the driver (Yates) was trapped
Yates was extricated from her vehicle by members of the Milan
Fire Department and then air lifted to University Hospital in
Cincinnati for multiple trauma. Two passengers in Yates
vehicle, Danielle Yates, 16, and Eleanor Roder, 15, were treated
at the scene by EMTs for minor abrasions. They were later transported
by personal vehicle to a local hospital.
Lazenby was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg
for non-life threatening injuries.
According to witnesses at the scene, a box truck was westbound
on U.S. 50 slowing to make a right onto S.R. 101 at the time of
the crash, which may have obstructed Yates view of other
U.S. 50 was only shut down for about 15 minutes to allow the helicopter
The crash is being investigated by Trooper Brent Miller of the
Indiana State Police. He was assisted at the scene by numerous
other state police personnel. Also assisting were: Milan Police
Department, Ripley County Sheriffs Office, Milan Fire Department,
Milan Rescue 30, Rescue 69 and Ripley County Medic. The crash
is still under investigation.
Milan firefighters work to free the driver
of this 2000 Toyota Celica after she was involved in a two-vehicle
crash at the intersection of S.R. 101 and U.S. 50 Friday,