Georgetown, Indiana – December 5, 2011

A head-on collision in Georgetown caused injuries to four people, including three minors, Monday afternoon.

According to the Georgetown Police Department, 17-year-old Braden T. Branham was driving a 1995 Chevrolet about 45 miles per hour in the 30 miles per hour posted speed of Oakes Road when his vehicle began to hydroplane and fishtail in the heavy rain. The vehicle went off the west side of the road and began to spin. Braden over-corrected and crossed both lanes of traffic. About 2:45 p.m. he collided head-on with 37-year-old Lacosta M. White of Georgetown in a 2006 Toyota Camry near Meadow Oak Drive.

Georgetown resident 11-year-old Noah White was in the Toyota and sustained a possible broken arm in the collision. Ms. White was bleeding from her face when emergency crews arrive. Lanesville residents 11-year-old Nick Johnson and 17-year-old Travis Meriweather were in the Chevrolet with Braden. Nick suffered a contusion to his head. Travis was bleeding from his head. No injuries were reported for Braden.

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  • Marilyn Zimmerman

    Did anyone drive by this accident?