Teenage girl seriously injured in Elkhart County crash

Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 7:11 PM EDT
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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A teenage girl suffered serious injuries after she was ejected from an SUV in Elkhart County on Saturday night.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old Elkhart girl was driving the SUV north on Ash Road near County Road 16 and crossing the bridge over the St. Joseph River just after 9 p.m. when she lost traction. The teen went into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a car driven by a 33-year-old Niles man.

A 17-year-old female passenger was ejected in the collision. She was taken to the hospital for head, neck, and internal injuries. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt.

Two other passengers inside the SUV at the time of the crash were not hurt.

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