CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A teenager from Kirklin, Indiana, has died in a two-vehicle crash in Clinton County.
The crash happened just after 5:15 p.m. Monday near State Road 29 and County Road 200 North. According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Clinton Central student Maria Droesch was driving south on SR 29 when she swerved and hit a truck head-on.
Droesch was pinned under the truck and had to be extricated from her car. She died at the scene.
The truck was hauling a trailer filled with liquid blacktop sealer. The tank was penetrated during the crash, spilling sealer over the driver and passenger of the truck — 22-year-old Jared Lindsey and 20-year-old April Lindsey, both of Cutler, Indiana.
Both people were taken to a Frankfort hospital in critical condition, then transported to a hospital in Indianapolis.
The road was closed for nearly eight hours while crews with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management cleaned up the scene.