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Residents recovering following accident

Monday, January 7, 2008

Two members of a Clay County family are recovering from injuries sustained during a two-vehicle rollover accident near Terre Haute International Airport.

"It was a terrible," Penny Michael said about the accident her husband Mark McMichael and her mother Joan Stockrahm were victims of last Thursday. "Doctors said they would make a full recovery. It's just going to be a long haul, but eventually they will get better."

According to officials, around 12:15 p.m., McMichael was traveling along State Road 42 in a Chevy Equinox when Stephanie Kress, Terre Haute, apparently failed to yield when entering the roadway from Hunt Road.

The collision caused McMichael's vehicle to roll until it crashed into a northeast corner of the airport fencing with Kress' vehicle.

"If that fence hadn't been there, I think it would have just kept rolling," Penny said, adding the vehicle rolled at least three times before hitting the fence. "They took the brunt of (the accident) and were pretty banged up."

McMichael was taken to a Vigo County hospital for treatment for his injuries, while Stockrahm was airlifted to Methodist Hospital.

"(Mike) hurts all over, but he's home now, recovering," Penny said. "(Joan) is still at Methodist. We're not sure how long she will be there."

Penny said her husband, or her mother, were not up to having visitors yet, but cards of encouragement would be appreciated.

"Just send them to our home address and I'll make sure they get them," Penny said. "Right now, they both need all the rest they can get."

Cards for Mark McMichael and Joan Stockrahm may be sent to:

Mark McMichael

4405 E. SR 42

Center Point, Ind., 47840

Penny is very appreciative to the emergency response personnel that helped her family.

"There are so many of them, I wouldn't be able to say 'thank you' to them all," she said, "But I am so grateful for all of them."

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