Georgia Truck Driver Causes Four-Vehicle Accident in Indiana
KOKOMO, IN. – (newsandtribune.com) According to an online news report from newsandtribune.com, a truck driver from Georgia apparently caused a four-vehicle collision in Kokomo, Indiana, that sent a mother and her three children to the hospital.*
44-year-old Lisa Miller and her three children, ages 12, 6, and 3 months, were driving their Ford full-size van near the area of Indiana 931 and 300 North. A tractor-trailer driven by George L. Brent, 61, of McDonough, Georgia, suddenly struck the van from behind, sending it into the south side of the intersection. Thereafter, two other vehicles became involved in the crash, a Jeep Liberty and a Honda Odyssey.
Miller and her three children were flown to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by two helicopters. Miller’s husband reports all four of them are expected to make a full recovery. Miller and the two older children have reportedly been released from the hospital, but the 3-month-old child will need to stay a little longer.
“We have much to be thankful for,” Miller’s husband, Marcus, said. “It could’ve been a lot worse.”
Brent was not injured but was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw, which local authorities say is protocol after an accident like this involving a commercial tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Jeep, 25-year-old Kylie Poe, of Sharpsville, Indiana, and the driver of the Honda, 71-year-old Larry Hart, of Kokomo, were taken to Kokomo hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries.
Indiana authorities are investigating the cause of the collision and have not yet released additional information. It is not clear whether any citations will be issued or charges filed.
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