Three killed in Steuben County crash

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Three killed in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind (ADAMS) – Officials say that three people dead after a crash on Saturday. Around 11:35 a.m., Deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Old 27 at CR 800 S. in Steuben County reference to a vehicle crash.

While investigating the crash, it was determined that Patricia L. Bittle, age 22 of Montpelier. OH. Was westbound on C.R. 800 S. in a gold 2002 Dodge Intrepid. Patricia stopped at the stop sign at Old 27 and CR 800 S and then entered the intersection. Patricia failed to yield the right of way to a northbound gray Chevrolet Silverado pulling a loaded trailer driven by Jeffery L. Durkes, age 45 of Harlan, IN. Durkes was uninjured in the crash. Patricia was taken by ambulance to Parkview Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Injured or Deceased:

– Rhiannon Momenee, age 6 of Montpelier, OH was a rear passenger in the Dodge Intrepid and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner’s Office

– Madelyn Bittle, age 18 months of Montpelier, OH was a rear passenger in the Dodge Intrepid and was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later died of her injuries.

– Stephanie D. Hogan, age 25 of Auburn, IN., was a rear passenger in the Dodge Intrepid and was ejected at the time of the crash. Hogan was transported by ambulance to Parkview Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later died of her injuries.

– Samson Cole, age 31 of Bryan, OH, was a front passenger in the Dodge Intrepid and was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.