Speed was a factor in a Sunday morning accident that sent three Terre Haute teenagers to the hospital.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday, Clay County Sheriff's Deputy James Switzer and Jason Frazier along with members of the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to an area near C.R. 600 S. and C.R. 100 W. Upon arrival they found a green passenger car in a farm field.
According to the accident report, Brandon C. Holland, 18, Terre Haute, was traveling too fast to navigate an "S" turn on C.R. 600 S. just east of C.R. 100 W. and began to skid approximately 175 feet while trying to get control of the vehicle.
Unable to do so, the vehicle hit a ditch and catapulted into the air, rolling four or five times before coming to rest in the field approximately 350 feet from the point of leaving the road.
Holland was taken by Air Evac to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis for what officials on the scene believed to be two broke nlegs.
Two passengers who were ejected from the vehicle during the accident -- Jeremy Lewis, 17, and Jonathan Aguilar, 19, -- were transported to St. Vincent's Clay Hospital for non-life threatening injuries by Trans-Care.
During the investigation into the accident, officials determined that Holland was an unlicensed driver. Holland was issued citations for operator never licensed and speed too fast to avoid collision.