Cannelton crash kills 2, leave 1 criticalJanuary 2, 2014
From local sources
CANNELTON — A crash east of Cannelton at 12:30 a.m. CST today killed two Tell City residents and left a Hawesville, Ky., woman in critical condition.
Terry K. Burden Jr., 35, Tell City, was eastbound in a 1999 Mercury Cougar when the accident took place at State Road 66’s 84-mile marker, near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, according to Indiana State Police.
Investigators believe Burden’s Cougar was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car and left the south side of the highway. The car struck a tree head-on and caught fire.
Burden and a front-seat passenger, 49-year-old Brian W. Nugent of Tell City, were both trapped in the vehicle and were pronounced dead by the Perry County Coroner’s Office.
Back-seat passenger Sarah M. Metcalf, 27, of Hawesville, Ky., was able to climb from the wreckage.
She was initially transported to an Owensboro hospital and later was taken to a hospital in Louisville, according to authorities. Police said she suffered a shattered pelvis and internal injuries and was listed in critical condition this morning.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Medical Services and the Cannelton Volunteer Fire Department assisted.
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