One person killed after accident in Parke County


PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One person is dead following an accident in Parke County.

It happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday in the area commonly referred to as the “Lyford S Curves”.

The Parke County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a one vehicle accident with injuries. When they arrived, police found a woman unresponsive and trapped in the vehicle.

Officials say rescue crews were able to remove the woman and performed CPR. Police say she was revived and taken to Union Hospital Clinton and later airlifted to Indiana Methodist where she died. Officials are not releasing her name at this time.

Police say evidence at the scene, along with witness statements, show that a white SUV was traveling north on US Highway 41 and entered into a curve. Police say the SUV failed to make the curve and ran off the roadway, causing the vehicle to flip over and come back to rest on all four tires.

Police say alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.