A LaGrange girl, 9, remains in critical condition tonight after she and four others were injured in an accident in Elkhart County last week, according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth.
Alia Villalobos was airlifted to Memorial Hospital with head injures, but has since been taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Five people were hospitalized Friday following an accident at the intersection of State Road 15 and U.S. 20 shortly after 5 p.m. As of Saturday evening, one adult and three of the four children injured in the crash had been treated and released.
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Laura Ryan, 28, of LaGrange, was driving south on S.R. 15 and attempted to turn east on U.S. 20. Another car driven by Jacob Mitchell, 30, of Mishawaka, was traveling north on S.R. 15 and hit Ryan as she turned.
Ryan had four children in her 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse when it was hit. Alia Villalbos, 9, was sitting in the front passenger seat and had the most severe injuries. She was airlifted from the scene with head trauma to Memorial Hospital and later had to be moved to Riley Hospital.
Darwin Villalobos, 2, was also seriously injured despite being secured in a car seat. Medics transported him to the hospital with a severe wound to his head and other head trauma.
Kitana Ryan, 9, and George Ryan, 7, were hospitalized with bruises. Driver Laura Ryan was hospitalized complaining of pain.
Everyone but Alia has been treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor at Goshen General Hospital.
Mitchell was not injured in the accident.