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Accident results in fatality

Thursday, October 8, 2009

County officials confirmed to The Brazil Times late Thursday evening that one person died following a single-vehicle accident on Kennedy's Crossing Road.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Times Thursday the department was investigating the accident, which took place on Kennedy Crossing Road approximately 700 feet south of County Road 1000 North at approximately 8:53 p.m.

Due to the ongoing investigation, Heaton said the names of the victims would not be released at this time. However, in a later press release the driver and passenger were identified as students at Northview High School.

According to Heaton, the driver of the vehicle told officials it became a "little loose," when coming to a curve in the road, and left the roadway, striking a tree.

Upon arrival, officials discovered the driver and passenger, who were wearing their seatbelts, were still in the vehicle. Although the driver got out of the vehicle on their own, emergency personnel had to remove the passenger from the vehicle. Both victims were later transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital via TransCare.

Clay County Coroner Joel Reinoehl pronounced the passenger dead at the hospital shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The driver was treated for injuries and released early Friday morning.

Heaton said wet pavement might have been a factor in the accident.

Also responding to the accident were members of Clay County Search and Rescue and Dick Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Heaton said the name of the victim could not be released at this time due to the pending investigation.

This story was updated at 1 a.m., and will be updated again as soon as more information is acquired.

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Too many people have perished or had accidents on this road. My own child was struck on her bike many years ago by a hit and run driver. DANGEROUS. Something has to change. Praying for the family that lost their loved one. Could have easily been mine years ago.

-- Posted by angelinbluejeans on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:11 AM

words cant explain how much youll be missed

-- Posted by CamB on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:14 AM

It is always a great loss when someone dies in an accident. I feel that it is a greater loss when the person is young and did not get to experience a fuller life. I will pray for those in need of the good Lord's comfort.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 1:54 AM

Very dangerous road. It is a tragic loss. Our hearts go out to the families.

-- Posted by ADJ on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 4:59 AM

My prayers go out to both families of these young people.

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:03 AM

There have been several young people killed or injured on this road. Some of them have gone to school with my children and grandchildren. I hope and pray that something can be done to stop such accidents in the future. I pray for the family and all their friends. This is very heartfelt because I know the person who died in this accident. A great child.

-- Posted by GrannyMae on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:15 AM

I realize "studies" have been done for this crossing, but it is taking too many lives. Get something done, immediately. Our towns get the job done why can't Brazil.

My prayers goes out the family and my concern goes out for the lack of concern for the town of Brazil.

-- Posted by Taxpayer5253 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:18 AM

God be with you family. You will be missed and always remembered.

-- Posted by momof2brightones on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:21 AM

My prayers go out to both families in their times of grief.

-- Posted by clgruener on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:59 AM

Many prayers go out to thier families in this tough time. This is not the first and not the last accident on this road. The road needs to be fixed. Imagine how many lives could be saved.

-- Posted by soccercrazed2011 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:59 AM

Taxpayer5253 the area of the accident is not near the City of Brazil it is in the County so if you are going to point fingers do it in the right direction please

-- Posted by agar on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:01 AM

All of the prayers will go out to the family. Like many other people said the road needs to be fixed. There has been so many accidents on this road. It is abosoutley dangerous..You will be missed truly... Keeping the family in my thoughts.

-- Posted by Northviewgirl2010 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:08 AM

my prayer are with both the familes today and on because its a tough time to lose someone you love.

THe school is going to miss u dearly and so will ur family.

-- Posted by a-train on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:11 AM

this school has seen so much loss that it is becomeing scared by this........ you will be missed greatly as everyone else who we've lost will always be remembered..... my prayers go out to the family and friends .......

-- Posted by damian on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:38 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to both driver and passenger!

-- Posted by westsidemom on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:11 AM

Everyones complaing about this road. ALL roads are dangerous! Drivers just need to SLOW DOWN and thank about what they are doing.

-- Posted by max23 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:33 AM

I think that 3 stop signs at the "T" on Kennedy Crossing and 1000 N may help. In addition, some appropriate warning signs along Kennedy Crossing, such as "Stop Ahead" should slow drivers down. Too many lives have been lost on this road. My heart and prayers go out to the families and all the kids at Northview for this loss.

-- Posted by Linda Castor on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with both families. It was a horrific ACCIDENT. I hope the driver will see that eventually.

-- Posted by pacergirl32@hotmail.com on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:15 AM

we live on this road it is a very bad road. I tell my grand daughter every time she leaves to be carefull. i just want the family to know the brazil community will be thinking about your family. my grand daughter was in band with her. the band will miss her very much. we will be praying for the family at this time.

-- Posted by grandma knight on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:46 AM

What a tragedy. I had hoped with the number of kids who've already lost their lives to poor judgment behind the wheel, kids nowadays (at least the ones from Northview) would be a little more careful and conscientious with themselves AND their passengers.

Obviously, some of you already know who this poor child is who lost 'her' life .. to me, it matters not whether it was a boy or a girl, but the fact that no parent should have to go through something like this. It is our worst nightmare.

My thoughts and prayers to both victims in this horrible tragedy. I am so very sorry for your loss.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:50 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to these families! It is so tragic. Really, how much would a couple traffic signs cost? I am sure the county could find the money in the budget for it, heck, I am sure enough people in the community could come together and raise the money for the signs. It would be well worth it when lives are saved!

-- Posted by sexybrunette on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:55 AM

I've read the Taxpayer5253 comment. Is it THAT different than most of the others' comments? Who's getting the finger pointed at them? Are you referring to the City of Brazil? Do you think someone's using this kids' death as a platform to undermine a particular person and make them out to be the reason nothing's been done about this road? Seriously- our town is mourning. Why go to the trouble of defending your very valid point hours after this tragedy?

-- Posted by jadtay02 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:23 PM

I feel like putting a billboard at the top of and the bottom of that hill warning of the dangers you are facing in that area. I hope the boy they are investigating is clean because he will carry a big enough burden as it is.

-- Posted by Mrs. Positive on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 1:51 PM

All the comments of puting up signs to warn people. It wont help. There are signs all over the place and still having accidents. Thousands of people drive in this county everyday and dont wreck. Its the ones that dont care about the safety of others and want to drive fast and show off for people. The tragic thing is this will never end. There will be children lost every year.

-- Posted by max23 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 2:08 PM

For anyone that thinks the driver did not care....well you couldnt be anymore wrong. He is going through a lot of pain right now. I think out of pure respect for people that are involved that others need to think about what they are sayin on here before you say it. Both families should be in everyones prayers, and it was an accident it could have been anyone driving that car. And I agree with the whole putting up road signs but where you people are talking is not even where it happened. God Bless both families and Cam and Halie you are both in everyones prayers.

-- Posted by shs07 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:00 PM

As long as there is a HIgh School in the area of the accident prone road these things are going to happen. I wonder if all the after school activities are so important.

I hope that both familys knoiw God and that he be with them now

-- Posted by Katrina on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:39 PM

I feel so bad for the families. We've lived on Kennedy's Crossing for 13 years and this is the 3rd teen that's been killed in a car accident within a half mile of our house. We hear the boom and wait for the dreaded sound of sirens. True the road is dangerous with the curves and hills- but everyone drives too fast on this road- not just the kids. They've patrolled the road, cut down trees and bushes but nothing can change the way the road is layed out. Someone's always in the ditch just south of the bridge. This road demands much respect and everyone needs to remember to stay on their side of the road on the hills that also curve-if not you'll be meeting someone head on and there is no where to go. Unfortunately, kids just don't have the experience driving that adults do and that coupled with the terrain of this road can end in deadly results. It's so sad that yet another young life has been taken and lives changed forever.

-- Posted by townisamazing on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:04 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to not just the families but to all the people who knew this wonderful young lady and her friend. God bless you all.

To the EMS, Fire, and other important personnel, Thank you for all you do......you are in my prayers also!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Oct 12, 2009, at 7:17 AM

I know both of these kids and they are both good, decent human beings who were raised in a proper home with loving, doting parents. This was an accident and a poor child lost her life. The survivor will have to live with this the rest of his life and my prayers go out to him, his family and the family of Halie.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Oct 12, 2009, at 12:17 PM

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