3 Indiana teens die in wrong-way wreckAugust 17, 2021
By The Associated Press
INMAN, S.C. — Three Indiana teens were killed in a crash Monday on a South Carolina interstate by a woman driving the wrong way.
The Spartanburg County coroner tells local news outlets that a pair of twins, 17-year-old Elleana Lee Gaddis and Isabella Lee Gaddis died, as did 18-year-old Brianna Lynn Foster. A fourth Indiana teen was hospitalized after the wreck. All were from Fishers, in suburban Indianapolis.
South Carolina state troopers say they died on Interstate 26 near Inman when a Hummer driven by 43-year-old Melissa Ann Parker of Spartanburg hits the teens' Kia sedan. Troopers say Parker was driving west in the eastbound lanes of I-26 just before 2 a.m. Monday.
Troopers say the vehicles collided head on. Parker ran away, troopers say, but was caught and taken to a hospital. She was later charged with three counts of felony DUI with death, three counts of felony hit-and-run with death and one count of felony hit-and-run with personal injury, according to troopers.
Parker remains jailed in Spartanburg County.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools wrote in a letter to parents that the Gaddis twins were students at Hamilton Southeastern High School, while Foster was a graduate. The district said school counselors would be available to students.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Indiana State Rep. Steve Davisson, R-Salem, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The Indiana State Chiropractic Association recently named State Rep. Shane Lindauer, R-Jasper,...
Northeast Dubois Intermediate School students are adapting to the temporary changes that had to...
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Herbstfest.
The 2021 Huntingburg Herbstfest Little and Junior Miss Queen Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday...
The 2021 Huntingburg Herbstfest Miss and Pre-Teen Miss Queen Pageants were Sunday at the...
Renovation plans for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation, including a new athletic...
A recommended route for the Mid-States Corridor project is still on track to be identified by...