Blown stop sign blamed in deadly C. Ind. crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. Police say a driver going through a stop sign was likely to blame for a crash that killed two people and injured three others at a rural intersection in central Indiana.

The Henry County Sheriff's Department says 28-year-old Clifton Thompson of Middletown and 22-year-old Caroline Bateman of Pendleton both died in the Tuesday evening crash near Middletown.

The Courier-Times reports ( ) police said Wednesday that Thompson and Bateman were passengers in the car driven by 25-year-old Isaiah Stone of Anderson which ran the stop sign and crashed with another car.

Stone and another passenger were hospitalized with back or leg injuries, while the other driver suffered a broken arm and leg.

One car overturned and both vehicles crashed through a fence into a field about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

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