Four Indiana teens killed as SUV slammed into them while they were pushing a woman's stalled car
Among those who died on spot were Nevaeh Law, 14; Jenna A. Helton, 14; Brittany Watson, 15; and Martin Martinez, 16.
On a rural road in Indiana, a teenage nightmare took place on August 26 as four teens, who were attending a slumber party, were killed and four others were injured when an SUV plowed into them while they were pushing a woman's stalled car.
The incident took place on a Saturday night when a Chevy Suburban driven by Cara Selby broke down just a block away from her home in Cortland, officials stated.
Selby was throwing a slumber party for her daughter, when the teens came outside to help push Selby's car back home, another vehicle hit them from behind, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department said.
Among those who died on spot were; Nevaeh Law, 14; Jenna A. Helton, 14; Brittany Watson, 15; and Martin Martinez, 16. Four others were hurt, including Selby's daughter.
The crash is still under investigation and the driver of the SUV, 24-year-old Elizabeth Watson, hasn't yet been charged, the sheriff's department told CNN.
A prayer vigil to honor the victims was held Sunday night at a local high school, where balloons were launched and candles were lit by the mourners, the Seymour Tribune newspaper reported.
"Mine walked out the door (Saturday) and will never be coming home to me," Torre Collins, mother of Nevaeh Law, told the gathering, according to the newspaper.
Martinez’s mother, Terri, said she learned of her son’s death while on vacation in Florida and was on her way back home to make arrangements. She hasn’t had time to process anything that has happened, she said. “It’s way too soon for him,” she said. “He was too sweet and would do anything for anyone,” the newspaper concluded.
The investigation is ongoing, and police urge anyone with information to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 812-358-2141.