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Madison County, Indiana – March 23, 2013

Police responded Saturday to a severe accident in the Chesterfield area.

According to deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a silver as it traveled along East Main Street (Indiana 32). As the driver approached Plum Street, around 12:20 p.m., it was involved in a collision with a red Chevrolet Z-71 pickup truck.

Paramedics responded to the scene and transported one subject by helicopter to a hospital in the Indianapolis area. Meanwhile, three more travelers were hospitalized in Anderson.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding vehicles contribute to 93 fatal traffic accidents every day.

UPDATE: Police have identified the airlifted subject as 75-year-old Anderson resident Edith Lycan. Also hospitalized at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital were 10-year-old Carmrie Brizenden, who suffered head trauma, and 7-year-old Cardin Brizenden, who suffered a burn.

A third passenger in Lycan’s silver 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, 5-year-old Troy Farley, escaped unhurt. Investigators say Ms. Lycan was headed east when she swerved around a Buick operated by 42-year-old Chesterfield resident Rochelle L. Ellingwood and struck 51-year-old Darryl E. Rogers, who was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck west.

The impact caused the Mercury to spin into the Buick. Ms. Ellingwood received treatment on scene, while Mr. Rogers declined medical assistance.

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