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One Dead, Four Injured in State Road 37 Accident

Steve Wagner

Tuesday morning around 11:40 a.m., a Dodge Dart, driven by 20-year-old Fairmount resident Allison Wimmer, crossed the left center line on State Road 37 near boundary between Hamilton and Madison Counties. Wimmer’s vehicle struck another vehicle, which spun and collided with a third car. Barbara Eaton, an 85-year-old from Venice, Florida, who was in the third vehicle, was taken to St. Vincent hospital but died a short time later of blunt force traumatic injuries sustained in the accident.

It is possible the accident could have been even worse, despite the horrific situation described by those on the scene. Fortunately, a passing driver stopped to pull Wimmer out of her vehicle and waved down semi-truck drivers who were able to use their fire extinguishers to put out a major fire in one of the cars.

The condition of the other four victims is unknown. They are 82-year-old Susan Morton and 84-year-old Frank Morton, both of Carmel, 61-year-old Cheryl Caudill of Wabash, and Wimmer. The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

Too Many Lives Lost On Indiana Roads Each Year

Tragic accidents such as this happen on roadways across America each and every day. In addition to fatalities, there are thousands of serious injuries that change the lives of crash victims every year. At Wagner Reese, we have a long history of serving the people of Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana. Our attorneys have decades of experience working for victims of car and truck accidents, and our resu​lts are indicative of the determination and care we put into each case on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident, call us today for a free consultation: (888) 204-8440.


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